frustration


frustration
noun
ADJECTIVE
big, considerable, great

My biggest frustration was not having enough time.

pure, sheer, utter

I shouted at him in sheer frustration.

angry
pent-up
growing, mounting, rising
sexual
VERB + FRUSTRATION
experience, feel, seethe with

He was still seething with angry frustration.

express, show, take out, vent, voice

He took his pent-up frustration out on his family.

hide
cause, create, lead to

These petty rules can lead to frustration and anger.

understand
sense

I sensed frustration in her voice.

PREPOSITION
in frustration

He clenched his fists in frustration.

out of frustration

I was crying out of frustration.

through frustration

Several people resigned through frustration.

with frustration

I could have wept with frustration.

frustration at

Many have expressed frustration at the delays.

frustration over

They're showing frustration over the lack of progress.

frustration with

their frustration with bureaucracy

PHRASES
anger and frustration, frustration and anger
a feeling of frustration, a sense of frustration
share sb's frustration

I agree that we are accomplishing nothing at the moment, and I share your frustration.

tears of frustration

There were tears of frustration in her eyes.

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  • Frustration — is an emotional response to circumstances where one is obstructed from arriving at a personal goal. [A Bridge to Simplicity Through Diagrams by Thomas Fargnoli. Page 60] The more important the goal, the greater the frustration. It is comparable… …   Wikipedia

  • frustration — frus·tra·tion /ˌfrəs trā shən/ n 1 a: the act of frustrating b: the state or an instance of being frustrated c: something that frustrates 2: a common law doctrine of contract law: parties to a contract may be excused from performance even though… …   Law dictionary

  • Frustration — Frus*tra tion, n. [L. frustratio: cf. OF. frustration.] The act of frustrating; disappointment; defeat; as, the frustration of one s designs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frustration — Frustration: Das seit der Mitte des 20. Jh.s belegte Fremdwort bezeichnet in der Fachsprache der Psychologie eine »Enttäuschung durch einen erzwungenen Verzicht, Versagung von Befriedigung«. Vermehrt lässt sich seine Verwendung in jüngster Zeit… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Frustration — (v. lat.), Täuschung, Vereitelung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Frustration — (lat.), Vereitelung, Täuschung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • frustration — act of frustrating, 1550s, from L. frustrationem (nom. frustratio) a deception, a disappointment, noun of action from pp. stem of frustrari (see FRUSTRATE (Cf. frustrate)). Earlier (mid 15c.) with a sense of nullification …   Etymology dictionary

  • frustration — [n] disappointment, thwarting annoyance, bitter pill*, blocking, blow, bummer, chagrin, circumvention, contravention, curbing, defeat, disgruntlement, dissatisfaction, downer*, drag*, failure, fizzle, foiling, grievance, hindrance, impediment,… …   New thesaurus

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