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frustrate verb (frustrated, frustrating) 1 to prevent someone from doing or getting something; to thwart or foil (a plan, attempt, etc). 2 to make (someone) feel disappointed, useless, lacking a purpose in life, etc. frustrating adj. frustratingly adverb.
ETYMOLOGY: 15c: from Latin frustrari, frustratus to deceive or disappoint.
frustrated adj 1 a feeling of agitation and helplessness at not being able to do something. 2 disappointed; unhappy; dissatisfied. 3 unfulfilled in one's ambitions for oneself. 4 not sexually satisfied.
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