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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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