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frustration

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noun frus·tra·tion \(ˌ)frəs-ˈtrā-shən\

Simple Definition of frustration

  • : 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

  • : the fact of being prevented from succeeding or doing something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of frustration

  1. 1 :  the act of frustrating

  2. 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. 3 :  something that frustrates

Examples of frustration in a sentence

  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.



Circa 1555

First Known Use of frustration

circa 1555


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Medical Dictionary

frustration

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noun frus·tra·tion \(ˌ)frəs-ˈtrā-shən\

Medical Definition of frustration

  1. 1:  a deep chronic sense or state of insecurity and dissatisfaction arising from unresolved problems or unfulfilled needs

  2. 2:  something that frustrates




Law Dictionary

frustration

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noun frus·tra·tion \ˌfrəs-ˈtrā-shən\

Legal Definition of frustration

  1. 1a :  the act of frustrating b :  the state or an instance of being frustrated c :  something that frustrates

  2. 2 :  a common-law doctrine of contract law: parties to a contract may be excused from performance even though performance is still possible if the reason for making the contract is partially or completely frustrated by a fortuitous event or by circumstances which are not the fault of either party —called also frustration of purpose, frustration of the venture — compare cause 4, force majeure clause, impossibility, impracticability



Additional Notes on frustration

In order for frustration to be used as a successful defense to a breach of contract claim, the reason for making the contract must have been contemplated or recognized by both the contracting parties even though it was not expressed in the contract.



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