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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thwarted mean? 

THWARTED (adjective)
  The adjective THWARTED has 1 sense:

1. disappointingly unsuccessful

  Familiarity information: THWARTED used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

THWARTED (adjective)

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Disappointingly unsuccessful


disappointed; discomfited; foiled; frustrated; thwarted; defeated

Context examples:

disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions / their foiled attempt to capture Calais / many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers / his best efforts were thwarted


unsuccessful (not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome)

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