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  • (UK) IPA(key): /fɹəˈstɹeɪ.tɪd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfɹʌs.tɹeɪ.tɪd/, (informal, nonstandard) /ˈfʌs.tɹeɪ.tɪd/



  1. simple past and past participle of frustrate


frustrated (comparative more frustrated, superlative most frustrated)

  1. Foiled, stopped, disappointed.
    • 1895, Frank Frankfort Moore, chapter VI, in One Fair Daughter, volume 1, pages 234–235:
      Perhaps it was the too-tooing of the youth on the coach horn which frustrated the proposal, and made it appear ludicrous rather than insultive to her ears.
  2. Suffering from frustration; dissatisfied, agitated, and/or discontent because one is unable to perform an action or fulfill a desire.
    • 2012 December 29, Paul Doyle, “Arsenal's Theo Walcott hits hat-trick in thrilling victory over Newcastle”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Alan Pardew finished by far the most frustrated man at the Emirates, blaming fatigue for the fact that Arsenal were able to kill his team off in the dying minutes.
  3. (Philippines, law) (of a felony or serious criminal offense) Imperfect form of execution of a crime in that, despite performing all the acts that should produce it, the crime fails to be consummated.
    A frustrated robbery may financially cripple the company or lead it to recover; a frustrated homicide or murder leaves the victim injured or wounded, not killed.


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