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Definition of "frustration" []

  • The act of frustrating or an instance of being frustrated. (noun)
  • The state of being frustrated. (noun)
  • Something that serves to frustrate. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "frustration" in a sentence
  • "My main frustration is that school violence gets the most attention when someone gets killed."
  • "That she never threw up her hands and screamed in frustration is a precious snapshot of this remarkable woman."
  • "But adding greatly to my frustration is the willingness of people who see themselves as "enlightened progressives" (including many educators), to buy into the radically regressive education reform program being promoted by corporate interests with massive help from Washington."