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Adjective: frustrating  'frús,trey-ting [N. Amer], frú'strey-ting [Brit]
  1. Causing discouragement and frustration
     
  2. Preventing realization or attainment of a desire
    - frustrative, thwarting
Verb: frustrate  'frús,treyt [N. Amer], frú'streyt [Brit]
  1. Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge";
    - thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, baffle, bilk
     
  2. Harass persistently in cruel or annoying way
    "The children frustrated the stuttering teacher";
    - torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun
     
  3. Deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged
    - discourage

See also: discouraging, preventative, preventive

Type of: beset, chevvy [non-standard], chevy, chivvy, chivy, forbid, foreclose, forestall, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, preclude, prevent, provoke