verb (used with object), frus·trat·ed, frus·trat·ing.
verb (used without object), frus·trat·ed, frus·trat·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM frustratefrus·trat·er, nounfrus·trat·ing·ly, adverbfrus·tra·tive [fruhs-trey-tiv, -truh-], /ˈfrʌs treɪ tɪv, -trə-/, adjectivere·frus·trate, verb (used with object), re·frus·trat·ed, re·frus·trat·ing.
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The technology prevents brief silence between songs, which could frustrate listeners and cause them to switch to a rival.How A.I. is playing a bigger role in music streaming than you ever imagined|jonathanvanian2015|October 2, 2020|Fortune
Rivera has grown increasingly frustrated by the response to the pandemic from many industry leaders.
It is in the shadow of that rule that so many of our other policy debates come to naught, leaving voters frustrated and confused.
As a first-year graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, Manthiram remembers being frustrated that his experiments weren’t turning out as expected.This year’s SN 10 scientists aim to solve some of science’s biggest challenges|Science News Staff|September 30, 2020|Science News
The class was especially intrigued by recent molecular analysis of pottery, yet frustrated by the brevity of the studies done to date on the topic.Studying clay-pot residues could help scientists recreate ancient recipes|Jennifer Ouellette|September 29, 2020|Ars Technica
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