frustrated

[ fruhs-trey-tid ]
/ ˈfrʌs treɪ tɪd /

adjective

disappointed; thwarted: an announcer who was a frustrated actor.
having a feeling of or filled with frustration; dissatisfied: His unresolved difficulty left him absolutely frustrated.

Origin of frustrated

First recorded in 1635–45; frustrate + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM frustrated

un·frus·trat·ed, adjective

Definition for frustrated (2 of 2)

frustrate
[ fruhs-treyt ]
/ ˈfrʌs treɪt /

verb (used with object), frus·trat·ed, frus·trat·ing.

to make (plans, efforts, etc.) worthless or of no avail; defeat; nullify: The student's indifference frustrated the teacher's efforts to help him.
to disappoint or thwart (a person): a talented woman whom life had frustrated.

verb (used without object), frus·trat·ed, frus·trat·ing.

to become frustrated: His trouble is that he frustrates much too easily.

adjective

Obsolete. frustrated.

Origin of frustrate

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin frustrātus, past participle of frustrārī, verbal derivative of frustrā in vain

OTHER WORDS FROM frustrate

frus·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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British Dictionary definitions for frustrated (1 of 2)

frustrated
/ (frʌˈstreɪtɪd) /

adjective

having feelings of dissatisfaction or lack of fulfilment

British Dictionary definitions for frustrated (2 of 2)

frustrate
/ (frʌˈstreɪt) /

verb (tr)

to hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; thwart
to upset, agitate, or tireher constant complaints began to frustrate him

adjective

archaic frustrated or thwarted; baffled

Derived forms of frustrate

frustrater, noun

Word Origin for frustrate

C15: from Latin frustrāre to cheat, from frustrā in error
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