frustrate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin frūstrātus, perfect passive participle of frūstrō (I deceive).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /fɹəˈstɹeɪt/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfɹʌstɹeɪt/

Verb[edit]

frustrate (third-person singular simple present frustrates, present participle frustrating, simple past and past participle frustrated)

  1. (transitive) To disappoint or defeat; to vex by depriving of something expected or desired.
    It frustrates me to do all this work and then lose it all.
  2. (transitive) To hinder or thwart.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:hinder
    My clumsy fingers frustrate my typing efforts.
    • 2019 October 9, Farhad Manjoo, “Dealing With China Isn’t Worth the Moral Cost”, in New York Times[1]:
      With its far larger population, China’s economy will inevitably come to eclipse ours, but that is hardly a mortal threat. In climate change, the world faces a huge collective-action problem that will require global cooperation. According to this view, treating China like an adversary will only frustrate our own long-term goals.
  3. (transitive) To cause stress or annoyance.
    This test frustrates me because if I fail, it'll destroy my grade.

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

frustrate (comparative more frustrate, superlative most frustrate)

  1. ineffectual; useless; fruitless.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

frustrate

  1. feminine plural of frustrato

Noun[edit]

frustrate f

  1. plural of frustrata

Verb[edit]

frustrate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of frustrare
  2. second-person plural imperative of frustrare
  3. feminine plural of frustrato

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

frūstrāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of frūstrō