Synonyms and Antonyms of frustration

  1. 1 something that is a source of irritation <bad spelling is a constant frustration to language-arts teachers> Synonyms aggravation, aggro [British], bother, botheration, bugbear, exasperation, annoyance, hair shirt, hassle, headache, inconvenience, irk, irritant, nuisance, peeve, pest, rub, ruffle, thorn, trial, vexationRelated Words discomfort, fleabite, pinprick; affront, insult, offense (or offence); upset, worry; affliction, albatross, burden, cross, curse, menace, millstone, plague, sore; anxiety, plight, predicament, tribulation, trouble; hang-up, pet peeve, problem; annoyer, disturber, harasser, mischief, offender; pandora's boxNear Antonyms delight, joy, pleasure

  2. 2 the emotion felt when one's expectations are not met <the kids couldn't hide their frustration when they couldn't get the electronic toy to work> Synonyms dismay, dissatisfaction, disappointment, letdownRelated Words crestfallenness, discontent, discontentedness, discontentment, disgruntlement, displeasure; disenchantment, disillusionment; blues, dejectedness, dejection, depression, desolateness, desolation, despondency, disconsolateness, distress, doldrums, dolefulness, dolor, downheartedness, dreariness, dumps, gloom, gloominess, joylessness, melancholy, mopes, oppression, sadness, sorrow, unhappiness; chagrin, discomfitureNear Antonyms fulfillment (or fulfilment); bliss, felicity, gladness, happiness, joyAntonyms content, contentedness, contentment, gratification, satisfaction

  3. 3 the feeling of impatience or anger caused by another's repeated disagreeable acts <the husband's frustration over his wife's constant nagging became too much to bear> Synonyms aggravation, aggro [British], bother, botheration, exasperation, annoyance, grief, irritation, pip [chiefly British], vexationRelated Words agitation, discomfort, displeasure, distress, disturbance, upset; irritability, irritableness, peeve, perturbation, pet, pique, resentment, snappishness, trouble; anger, angriness, chafe, dander, dudgeon, gall, huff, indignation, irateness, ire, outrage, umbrageNear Antonyms delight, pleasure

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