verb (used with object), frus·trat·ed, frus·trat·ing.
verb (used without object), frus·trat·ed, frus·trat·ing.
Origin of frustrate
Examples from the Web for frustrate
The delays would cause chaos and snarl traffic at checkpoints, frustrate orderly schedules, and make tempers short.Iraqi Insurgents Circulate the Lie That They Killed the Judge in Saddam’s Trial|Michael Newton|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Such side-stepping will frustrate newcomers in search of elucidation, or at the very least a fuller picture.John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature|Malcolm Forbes|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The federal and state governments create cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all solutions that frustrate rather than serve.
As a result, using the language of war may only serve to frustrate and mislead the public.
But deadlock in Congress, with the focus on debt instead of demand, continues to frustrate the recovery.
Frus′trative, tending to frustrate; Frus′tratory, disappointing.
Her hand was caught, however, by Meestagoosh, in time to frustrate her intention.Ungava|R.M. Ballantyne
Time was when a year drew its slow length of toil and anxiety and ever frustrate waiting.The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft|George Gissing
Who knows what may still happen to frustrate our present designs?Memoirs of Miss Sidney Biddulph|Frances Sheridan
By this we can easily see, that at the outset they were anxious to frustrate the discussion.The Life of Philip Melanchthon|Karl Friedrich Ledderhose
Word Origin for frustrate
mid-15c., from Latin frustratus, past participle of frustrari "to deceive, disappoint, frustrate," from frustra (adv.) "in vain, in error," related to fraus "injury, harm" (see fraud). Related: Frustrated; frustrating.