What does frustrating mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frustratingadjective

    discouraging by hindering

  2. frustrating, frustrative, thwartingadjective

    preventing realization or attainment of a desire


  1. frustratingadjective

    discouraging; causing annoyance or anger by excessive difficulty

  2. Etymology: Combination of frustrate and the present participle suffix: -ing


  1. frustrating

    Frustrating refers to causing annoyance or distress through preventions, obstacles or difficulty in achieving a goal, completing a task or fulfilling a desire. It describes a situation, task or person that induces feelings of irritation, dissatisfaction or discouragement due to unexpected complications, delays, or failure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frustrating

    of Frustrate

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frustrating in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frustrating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of frustrating in a Sentence

  1. Linda Rivas:

    These Trump policies are alive and well on the border... it's frustrating, it's really weighing on people, weighing on their souls. What we saw our clients go through is the opposite of dignity.

  2. Rory McIlroy:

    As you saw out there, it's quite frustrating at times.

  3. Washington University Kim:

    We tell our patients to act like the vaccine is not going to work as well as it does for their family and friends, this is very frustrating news to them.

  4. James Comey:

    Because it is an open ongoing investigation and is classified, I cannot say more about what we are doing and whose conduct we are examining, i know that is extremely frustrating to some folks. I hope you and the American people can understand.

  5. Jean Smith:

    It might seem frustrating that we can only see a small part of someone’s face these days, but do not be disheartened.

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    a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
    A fluster
    B abet
    C huff
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