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frustration

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1 something that is a source of irritation
  • bad spelling is a constant frustration to language-arts teachers

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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

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3 the feeling of impatience or anger caused by another's repeated disagreeable acts
  • the professor's frustration with students who refused to consult the syllabus

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The first known use of frustration was circa 1555

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“Frustration.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/frustration. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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