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 frustrating
Frustrating as regulars find these fair-weather exercise interlopers, they were also all beginners once, he says.
Russian professional models often describe their business as "exhausting" and "frustrating," especially for a child.Is 9-Year-Old Russian Model Kristina Pimenova Too Sexualized?|Anna Nemtsova|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The most frustrating part of this crematorium here is the carelessness of the Ebola team,” says Reeves.
Yeah, it was a frustrating experience that the other movie got going.Christopher Nolan Uncut: On ‘Interstellar,’ Ben Affleck’s Batman, and the Future of Mankind|Marlow Stern|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But sitting in a room with a guy and tape recorder asking those questions had to have been frustrating at the time, right?Choose Your Own Neil Patrick Harris: The Star on ‘Doogie,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ Gay Sex and More|Kevin Fallon|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For her these pre-election days were discouraging and frustrating.Susan B. Anthony|Alma Lutz
Humpy tried to grab it, but The Hopper, frustrating the attempt, read his colleague a sharp lesson in good manners.A Reversible Santa Claus|Meredith Nicholson
If the designs of destiny were clear, it was equally evident that her friends were bent on frustrating them.The Creators|May Sinclair
They would be cluttering up all your transportation, frustrating effective retaliation.General Max Shorter|Kris Ottman Neville
They retired in perfectly good order, re-establishing the junction between the two armies and frustrating the enemy's purpose.
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.