verb (used with object), frus·trat·ed, frus·trat·ing.
verb (used without object), frus·trat·ed, frus·trat·ing.
Origin of frustrate
Synonyms for frustrate
Examples from the Web for frustratingly
Contemporary Examples of frustratingly
Most frustratingly for the school chancellor, this made it all but impossible to fire terrible teachers.Your Local School Doesn’t Have to Suck
Michael S. Roth
December 17, 2014
Data are much better for Europe and Latin America, and frustratingly uneven for Africa and much of Asia.It Gets Better—but Mostly if You Live in a Rich, Democratic Country
November 11, 2014
She appeared at his side, impish smile in place, dutiful, fragrantly rather than ferociously sexy, and—frustratingly—an adjunct.How Can Katie Holmes Escape Tom Cruise—and ‘Dawson’s Creek’?
October 30, 2014
The schizo CIA agent is back for more drone warfare and spycraft—this time, sans Brody and his frustratingly emo daughter.‘Homeland’ Season 4: A Stripped-Down and Surprisingly Badass Return to Form
September 30, 2014
That said, his answers to a number of questions were frustratingly slippery.Mac Is Back
September 2, 2009
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.