Origin of frustration
Examples from the Web for frustration
After some animated debate at the conference, Lelaie declared, with some frustration, “If you push on the stick, you will fly.”Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He also posted the results of the interactions that usually ended in frustration, but on rare successes, began with “DATE!”
Cook walked more slowly than most, stopping to engage with passersby who expressed their own frustration and support.
Adding to the frustration is that it's rare that the police will be charged with a crime when they kill unarmed people.
Verdict leaves supporters cheering and opponents gnashing their teeth in frustration.Mubarak’s Acquittal Signals Complete Triumph of Military Over Arab Spring|Jamie Dettmer|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Over and over again Shelley's song gives us both the fugitive glimpses and the mystery of frustration.Shelley|Sydney Waterlow
He saw the girl through a haze of anger, frustration, and desire.Quest of the Golden Ape|Ivar Jorgensen
At the same time there was a certain feeling of frustration within him, a feeling of keen disappointment.Dave Dawson with the Commandos|R. Sidney Bowen
He took up Gavans book, while the sense of frustration, and of rebellion against it, rose in him.The Shadow of Life|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
All we can do there is exist in frustration and boredom; kept alive whether we want to be or not.Accidental Flight|Floyd L. Wallace
- the prevention or hindering of a potentially satisfying activity
- the emotional reaction to such prevention that may involve aggression
"act of frustrating," 1550s, from Latin frustrationem (nominative frustratio) "a deception, a disappointment," noun of action from past participle stem of frustrari (see frustrate). Earlier (mid-15c.) with a sense of "nullification."