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frustration

[ fruh-strey-shuhn ]
/ frʌˈstreɪ ʃən /
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noun

act of frustrating; state of being frustrated: the frustration of the president's efforts.
an instance of being frustrated: to experience a series of frustrations before completing a project.
something that frustrates, as an unresolved problem.
a feeling of dissatisfaction, often accompanied by anxiety or depression, resulting from unfulfilled needs or unresolved problems.

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Origin of frustration

1425–75; late Middle English frustracioun<Latin frustrātiōn- (stem of frustrātiō) deception, disappointment. See frustrate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM frustration

non·frus·tra·tion, nouno·ver·frus·tra·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for frustration

frustration
/ (frʌˈstreɪʃən) /

noun

the condition of being frustrated
something that frustrates
psychol
  1. the prevention or hindering of a potentially satisfying activity
  2. the emotional reaction to such prevention that may involve aggression
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Medical definitions for frustration

frustration
[ frŭ-strāshən ]

n.

The condition that results when an impulse or an action is thwarted by an external or an internal force.
The blocking or thwarting of an impulse, purpose, or action.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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