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frustrate

frus·trate

frustrate

 
 
pronunciation:
fruh streIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: frustrated, frustrates, frustrating
definition 1: to prevent from happening or being done.
Bad weather frustrated our plans for a picnic.
synonyms:
balk, block, hamper, obstruct
antonyms:
satisfy
similar words:
blight, cancel, check, prevent, undo, void
definition 2: to disappoint or puzzle.
It frustrates me that she doesn't listen.
synonyms:
baffle, disappoint, puzzle
antonyms:
please
similar words:
bewilder, confuse, muddle
derivations: frustrative (adj.), frustrater (n.)
Word Builder: frustrate +
  • frustrated:
    feeling frustration.
  • frustrating:
    causing frustration.