• (British) IPA: /fɹəˈstɹeɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈfɹʌstɹeɪt/

frustrate (frustrates, present participle frustrating; past and past participle frustrated)

  1. (transitive) To disappoint or defeat; to vex by depriving of something expected or desired.
    It frustrates me to do all this work and then lose it all.
  2. (transitive) To hinder or thwart.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:hinder
    My clumsy fingers frustrate my typing efforts.
  3. (transitive) To cause stress or annoyance.
    This test frustrates me because if I fail, it'll destroy my grade.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: мешать


  1. ineffectual; useless; fruitless.
    • c. 1596–1598, William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene i]:
      Our frustrate search.
  • Russian: тщетный

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