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  Definition of frustrate
  1. treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
  2. hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth''s amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
Similar Words: torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, baffle, bilk

 

See Also: double cross

 

Hyponyms: madden, hamstring, tease, badger, pester, bug, beleaguer, persecute, oppress, disappoint, let down, dash, short-circuit, ruin

 

Derivational Morphology: frustration, crucifixion, excruciation, badgering, worrying, torment, bedevilment, harassment, tormentor, tormenter, persecutor, defeat, thwarting, foiling, cross, crown of thorns, obstructionist, obstructor, obstructer, resister, thwarter

 

 
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