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frustration

noun

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 of frustration aggravation, aggro [British], bother, botheration, bugbear, exasperation, annoyance, hair shirt, hassle, headache, inconvenience, irk, irritant, nuisance, peeve, pest, rub, ruffle, thorn, trial, vexationWords Related to frustration 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 of frustration 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 of frustration dismay, dissatisfaction, disappointment, letdownWords Related to frustration 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 of frustration fulfillment (or fulfilment); bliss, felicity, gladness, happiness, joyAntonyms of frustration 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 of frustration aggravation, aggro [British], bother, botheration, exasperation, annoyance, grief, irritation, pip [chiefly British], vexationWords Related to frustration 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 of frustration delight, pleasure



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