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frustration

[fruh-strey-shuh n] /frʌˈstreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
act of frustrating; state of being frustrated:
the frustration of the president's efforts.
2.
an instance of being frustrated:
to experience a series of frustrations before completing a project.
3.
something that frustrates, as an unresolved problem.
4.
a feeling of dissatisfaction, often accompanied by anxiety or depression, resulting from unfulfilled needs or unresolved problems.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English frustracioun < Latin frustrātiōn- (stem of frustrātiō) deception, disappointment. See frustrate, -ion
Related forms
nonfrustration, noun
overfrustration, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for frustrations

frustration

/frʌˈstreɪʃən/
noun
1.
the condition of being frustrated
2.
something that frustrates
3.
(psychol)
  1. the prevention or hindering of a potentially satisfying activity
  2. the emotional reaction to such prevention that may involve aggression
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Word Origin and History for frustrations

frustration

n.

"act of frustrating," 1550s, from Latin frustrationem (nominative frustratio) "a deception, a disappointment," noun of action from past participle stem of frustrari (see frustrate). Earlier (mid-15c.) with a sense of "nullification."

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frustrations in Medicine

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

  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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