What does frustration mean?

Definitions for frustration
frʌˈstreɪ ʃənfrus·tra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frustration, defeat(noun)

    the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals

  2. frustration, thwarting, foiling(noun)

    an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts

  3. frustration(noun)

    a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized

    "her constant complaints were the main source of his frustration"

Wiktionary

  1. frustration(Noun)

    The act of frustrating, or the state, or an instance of being frustrated

    Etymology: From frustratio, related to frustra.

  2. frustration(Noun)

    A thing that frustrates

    Etymology: From frustratio, related to frustra.

  3. frustration(Noun)

    The feeling of annoyance when one's actions are criticized or hindered

    Etymology: From frustratio, related to frustra.

  4. frustration(Noun)

    Anger not directed at anything or anyone in particular

    Etymology: From frustratio, related to frustra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frustration(noun)

    the act of frustrating; disappointment; defeat; as, the frustration of one's designs

    Etymology: [L. frustratio: cf. OF. frustration.]

Freebase

  1. Frustration

    In psychology, frustration is a common emotional response to opposition. Related to anger and disappointment, it arises from the perceived resistance to the fulfillment of individual will. The greater the obstruction, and the greater the will, the more the frustration is likely to be. Causes of frustration may be internal or external. In people, internal frustration may arise from challenges in fulfilling personal goals and desires, instinctual drives and needs, or dealing with perceived deficiencies, such as a lack of confidence or fear of social situations. Conflict can also be an internal source of frustration; when one has competing goals that interfere with one another, it can create cognitive dissonance. External causes of frustration involve conditions outside an individual, such as a blocked road or a difficult task. While coping with frustration, some individuals may engage in passive–aggressive behavior, making it difficult to identify the original cause of their frustration, as the responses are indirect. A more direct, and common response, is a propensity towards aggression.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Frustration

    The motivational and/or affective state resulting from being blocked, thwarted, disappointed or defeated.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'frustration' in Nouns Frequency: #2119

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How to say frustration in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frustration in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frustration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of frustration in a Sentence

  1. Marjorie Wallace:

    A simple blood test that could select this group... and offer them more tailored treatment, including more intensive talking therapies, could prevent months, even years, of frustration and suffering.

  2. College Park Councilmember Fazlul Kabir:

    My problem was about the procedure. I think we went too fast, and didn’t give our residents a chance to speak—that was my frustration, it is a very heavy subject and we have to be very careful.

  3. The Pope:

    Experience shows that violence, conflict and terrorism feed on fear, mistrust, and the despair born of poverty and frustration.

  4. Trey Gowdy:

    While our investigatory approach has uncovered new witnesses, new documents, new facts and will result in the most detailed and complete accounting of what happened in Benghazi, the frustration that some feel at not seeing the work unfold on television or reading about new discoveries in print is understandable, the approach we are taking, while short on drama, aims to discover all of the relevant facts and to be long on credibility when the final report is written.

  5. Rory McIlroy:

    You're trying to shoot the best score possible and sometimes you do things that you wish you hadn't, frustration got the better of me.

Images & Illustrations of frustration

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