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Noun: frustration  frú'strey-shun
  1. The feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
    - defeat
  2. An act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
    - thwarting, foiling
  3. A feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized
    "her constant complaints were the main source of his frustration"

Derived forms: frustrations

Type of: annoyance, chafe, disappointment, hinderance, hindrance, interference, letdown, sell [Brit, informal], vexation

Encyclopedia: Frustration