Definitions for frustrate
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word frustrate.
thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilkverb
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrateverb
"The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
To disappoint or defeat; to vex by depriving of something expected or desired.
It frustrates me to do all this work and then lose it all.
To hinder or thwart.
My clumsy fingers frustrate my typing efforts.
To cause stress or panic
This test frustrates me because if I fail, it'll destroy my grade.
vain; ineffectual; useless; nugatory
Etymology: From frustro.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
He is drown’d
Whom thus we stray to find, and the sea mocks
Our frustrate search on land. William Shakespeare, Tempest.
The ruler of the province of Judea being by Julian busied in the re-edifying of this temple, flaming balls of fire issuing near the foundation, and oft consuming the workmen, made the enterprise frustrate. Walter Raleigh, History.
All at once employ their thronging darts;
But out of order thrown, in air they join,
And multitude makes frustrate the design. John Dryden, Ovid.
Few things are so restrained to any one end or purpose, that, the same being extinct, they should forthwith utterly become frustrate. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 42.
Etymology: frustror, Latin; frustrer, Fr.
It is an axiom of nature, that natural desire cannot utterly be frustrate. Richard Hooker, b. i.
To mock the expectations of the world;
To frustrate prophecies, and to raze out
Rotten opinion, which hath writ me down
After my seeming. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. ii.
Stern look’d the fiend, as frustrate of his will;
Not half suffic’d, and greedy yet to kill. Dryden.
Not more almighty to resist our might,
Than wise to frustrate all our plots and wiles. John Milton, P. Lost.
The act of parliament which gave all his lands to the queen, did cut off and frustrate all such conveyances. Edmund Spenser.
Now thou hast aveng’d
Supplanted Adam; and by vanquishing
Temptation, hast regain’d lost paradise,
And frustrated the conquest fraudulent. John Milton, Par. Reg.
The peculiar strength of the motive may of itself perhaps contribute to frustrate the efficacy of it, rendering it liable to be suspected by him to whom it is addressed. Francis Atterbury, Serm.
vain; ineffectual; useless; unprofitable; null; voil; nugatory; of no effect
to bring to nothing; to prevent from attaining a purpose; to disappoint; to defeat; to baffle; as, to frustrate a plan, design, or attempt; to frustrate the will or purpose
to make null; to nullifly; to render invalid or of no effect; as, to frustrate a conveyance or deed
Etymology: [L. frustratus, p. p. of frustrare, frustrari, to deceive, frustrate, fr. frustra in vain, witout effect, in erorr, prob. for frudtra and akin to fraus, E. fraud.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
frus′trāt, v.t. to make vain or of no effect: to bring to nothing: to defeat.—p.adj. vain, ineffectual, defeated.—adj. Frus′trable, capable of being frustrated.—n. Frustrā′tion, disappointment: defeat.—adjs. Frus′trative, tending to frustrate; Frus′tratory, disappointing. [L. frustrāri, frustrātus—frustra, in vain.]
The numerical value of frustrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of frustrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
This development will surely spook bank purchasers who have become an increasing part of the company’s funding base, further frustrate the investment community, and ultimately result in stricter scrutiny from both federal and state regulators.
However, during the bill's journey through the House of Lords some changes have been made that conflict with its purpose or are designed to frustrate the entire exit process and so we are considering the implications of those decisions.
Let's be in no doubt there are a lot of people who want to frustrate Brexit. There are a lot of people who want to stop this country coming out of the EU.
Back in the day, he could frustrate me. And I know he'd say the same thing about me. But he also made me better.
This rule intentionally strikes at the heart of the patient-provider relationship, inserting political ideology into a family planning visit, which will frustrate and ultimately discourage patients from seeking the health care they need.
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