[ noun ] the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals



Used in print

(The New York Times,...)

And it also stayed the hands of thousands of brooding incompetents who were meditating the abandonment of a sport whose frustrations were driving them to despair .


A more dangerous formula for national frustration cannot be imagined .

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

He has_to cope_with frustration and other emotional_disturbance and anomie .

His religious_beliefs provide him with plausible explanations for many conditions which cause him great concern , and his religious faith makes possible fortitude , equanimity , and consolation , enabling him to endure colossal misfortune , fear , frustration , uncertainty , suffering , evil , and danger .

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disappointment thwart

[ noun ] an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts

Used in print

(The Rev. John A. O'Brien, "Let's Take Birth Control...)

The Church considers this to be the method provided by nature and its divine Author : It involves no frustration of nature 's laws , but simply an intelligent and disciplined use of them .

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hindrance thwart

[ noun ] a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized


"her constant complaints were the main source of his frustration"

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annoyance thwart