frustration


frus·tra·tion

noun \(ˌ)frəs-ˈtrā-shən\

: a feeling of anger or annoyance caused by being unable to do something : the state of being frustrated

: something that causes feelings of anger and annoyance : something that frustrates someone

: the act of preventing the success of something : the act of frustrating something

Full Definition of FRUSTRATION

1
:  the act of frustrating
2
a :  the state or an instance of being frustrated
b :  a deep chronic sense or state of insecurity and dissatisfaction arising from unresolved problems or unfulfilled needs
3
:  something that frustrates

Examples of FRUSTRATION

  1. He shook his head in frustration.
  2. These bureaucratic delays have been causing us a lot of frustration.
  3. These delays have proven to be a major frustration.
  4. We've been experiencing a lot of frustrations.
  5. He was angry about the frustration of his plans.

First Known Use of FRUSTRATION

circa 1555

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frus·tra·tion

noun \(ˌ)frəs-ˈtrā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FRUSTRATION

1
: a deep chronic sense or state of insecurity and dissatisfaction arising from unresolved problems or unfulfilled needs
2
: something that frustrates

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