Definition of frustrating
: tending to produce or characterized by frustration a frustrating delay
Examples of frustrating in a Sentence
All these delays have been very frustrating.
these daily traffic jams are frustrating
Recent Examples of frustrating from the Web
The efforts to shame Montaño are frustrating and disappointing.
The funding decisions the students felt abstracted from are similarly frustrating for educators on the front lines.
Kris Dunn hadn’t had a frustrating rookie season in which his best moments came at shooting guard.
The Supreme Court on Friday fortified environmental land-use regulations against legal challenges, frustrating property-rights activists who hoped their test case would open a host of development restrictions to constitutional attack.
Trump killed the first and is leery of the second, frustrating U.S. allies who'd gone to the mat to sell the ambitious deals to skeptical publics.
However, for someone with a disability, putting on clothes can be a frustrating task that requires assistance.
Cisgender actors playing transgender characters has always been frustrating to see but in 2017, Matt Bomer's casting in Anything comes off more insulting than ever (at least one transgender woman auditioned for the part).
Burr’s jokes lash out at modern life’s frustrating injustices, like self-checkout machines and the unhelpful politeness of customer service representatives.
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First Known Use of frustrating
FRUSTRATING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of frustrating for English Language Learners
: causing feelings of anger and annoyance
FRUSTRATING Defined for Kids
Definition of frustrating for Students
: causing feelings of disappointment and defeat So the Egypt gang waited and waited and it was all pretty frustrating. — Zilpha Keatley Snyder, The Egypt Game
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