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Adjective: thwarting  thwor-ting
  1. Preventing realization or attainment of a desire
    - frustrating, frustrative
Noun: thwarting  thwor-ting
  1. An act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
    - frustration, foiling
Verb: thwart  thwort
  1. Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    "thwart your opponent";
    - queer [informal], spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk [informal], scupper [informal]

Derived forms: thwartings

See also: preventative, preventive

Type of: forbid, foreclose, forestall, hinderance, hindrance, interference, preclude, prevent

Encyclopedia: Thwart