Frustration - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |frʌˈstreɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word frustration
Brit.  |frʌˈstreɪʃn|  British pronunciation of the word frustration


- the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals (syn: defeat)
- an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts (syn: foiling)
- a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized
her constant complaints were the main source of his frustration

Extra examples

He shook his head in frustration.

These bureaucratic delays have been causing us a lot of frustration.

These delays have proven to be a major frustration.

We've been experiencing a lot of frustrations.

He was angry about the frustration of his plans.

I am fed up with the frustrations of everyday life.

People often feel a sense of frustration that they are not being promoted quickly enough.

I was practically screaming with frustration.

In spite of his frustrations, he fell in love with the country.

The frustration of his ambitions made him a bitter man.

He has tasted the frustration of defeat.

...can't you express your frustration without using swears?...

“How dare you!” Natalie screamed, in consummate frustration ...

They had all experienced the exasperation and frustration of holiday shopping.

The incident uncorked years of pent-up anger and frustration.

Word forms

singular: frustration
plural: frustrations
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