act of frustrating; state of being frustrated: the frustration of the president's efforts.
an instance of being frustrated: to experience a series of frustrations before completing a project.
something that frustrates, as an unresolved problem.
a feeling of dissatisfaction, often accompanied by anxiety or depression, resulting from unfulfilled needs or unresolved problems.

1425–75; late Middle English frustracioun < Latin frustrātiōn- (stem of frustrātiō) deception, disappointment. See frustrate, -ion

nonfrustration, noun
overfrustration, noun Unabridged
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frustration (frʌˈstreɪʃən)
1.  the condition of being frustrated
2.  something that frustrates
3.  psychol
 a.  the prevention or hindering of a potentially satisfying activity
 b.  the emotional reaction to such prevention that may involve aggression

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Word Origin & History

1550s, from L. frustrationem, noun of action from frustrari (see frustrate).
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Medical Dictionary

frustration frus·tra·tion (frŭ-strā'shən)

  1. The condition that results when an impulse or an action is thwarted by an external or an internal force.

  2. The blocking or thwarting of an impulse, purpose, or action.

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Example sentences
Maybe that's a natural response to the insecurity, frustration, and disappointment that the job market produces.
In the absence of someone specific to blame, the frustration simply builds.
The government's frustration with the stubborn re-offending rate may be
In a beagle, that frustration comes out in an excessive amount of howling and
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