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FRUSTRATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does frustration mean? 

FRUSTRATION (noun)
  The noun FRUSTRATION has 3 senses:

1. the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
2. an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
3. a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized

  Familiarity information: FRUSTRATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FRUSTRATION (noun)


Sense 1frustration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

frustration; defeat

Hypernyms ("frustration" is a kind of...):

disappointment; letdown (a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized)


Sense 2frustration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An act of hindering someone's plans or efforts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

foiling; thwarting; frustration

Hypernyms ("frustration" is a kind of...):

hinderance; hindrance; interference (the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding)


Sense 3frustration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Context example:

her constant complaints were the main source of his frustration

Hypernyms ("frustration" is a kind of...):

annoyance; chafe; vexation (anger produced by some annoying irritation)


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