refrustrate

frustrate

[fruhs-treyt]
verb (used with object), frustrated, frustrating.
1.
to make (plans, efforts, etc.) worthless or of no avail; defeat; nullify: The student's indifference frustrated the teacher's efforts to help him.
2.
to disappoint or thwart (a person): a talented woman whom life had frustrated.
verb (used without object), frustrated, frustrating.
3.
to become frustrated: His trouble is that he frustrates much too easily.
adjective

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin frustrātus, past participle of frustrārī, verbal derivative of frustrā in vain

frustrater, noun
frustratingly, adverb
frustrative [fruhs-trey-tiv, -truh-] , adjective
refrustrate, verb (used with object), refrustrated, refrustrating.


1. balk, foil, circumvent. See thwart.
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frustrate (frʌˈstreɪt)
 
vb
1.  to hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; thwart
2.  to upset, agitate, or tire: her constant complaints began to frustrate him
 
adj
3.  archaic frustrated or thwarted; baffled
 
[C15: from Latin frustrāre to cheat, from frustrā in error]
 
frus'trater
 
n

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frustrate
mid-15c., from L. frustratus, pp. of frustrari "to deceive, disappoint, frustrate," from frustra (adv.) "in vain, in error," related to fraus "injury, harm." Related: Frustrated; frustrating.
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