HyperDic: frustrate

English > 2 senses of the word frustrate:
VERBsocialfrustrate, thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, baffle, bilkhinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
emotionfrustrate, torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, duntreat cruelly
frustrate > pronunciation
Soundsfrah'strey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > frustrate: 2 senses > verb 1, social
Meaninghinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"
Synonymsthwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, baffle, bilk
NarrowerdashDestroy or break
disappoint, let downfail to meet the hopes or expectations of
ruinDestroy or cause to fail
short-circuithamper the progress of
Broaderprevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbidKeep from happening / happening or arising
Spanishcontrariar, defraudar, desbaratar, estafar, estropear, frustrar
Catalandefraudar, desbaratar, estafar, frustrar, trastornar
Adjectivesfrustrativepreventing realization or attainment of a desire
Nounsfrustrationan act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
frustrationthe feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
frustrationa feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized
English > frustrate: 2 senses > verb 2, emotion
Meaningtreat cruelly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to frustrate Sue
Synonymstorment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun
Narrowerhamstringmake ineffective or powerless
maddenDrive up the wall
persecute, oppressCause to suffer
tease, badger, pester, bug, beleaguerannoy persistently
Broaderharass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provokeannoy continually or chronically
Spanishatormentar, frustrar, martirizar, torturar
Catalanfrustrar, martiritzar, torturar, turmentar
Nounsfrustrationa feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized

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