Simple Definition of frustrate
: to cause (someone) to feel angry, discouraged, or upset because of not being able to do something
: to prevent (efforts, plans, etc.) from succeeding : to keep (someone) from doing something
Examples of frustrate
It frustrated him to miss so many games because of injuries.
We've been frustrated by bureaucratic delays.
Bureaucratic delays have frustrated our efforts to resolve this problem.
The lack of investors has frustrated them in their efforts to expand the company.
Origin of frustrate
Middle English, from Latin frustratus, past participle of frustrare to deceive, frustrate, from frustra in error, in vain
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of frustrate
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Definition of frustrate
: characterized by frustration
First Known Use of frustrate
Medical Definition of frustrate
: to induce feelings of frustration in
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