What does frustration mean?

Definitions for frustration
frʌˈstreɪ ʃənfrus·tra·tion

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word frustration.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. frustration, defeatnoun

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

  2. frustration, thwarting, foilingnoun

    an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts

  3. frustrationnoun

    a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized

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

Wiktionary

  1. frustrationnoun

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

  2. frustrationnoun

    A thing that frustrates

  3. frustrationnoun

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

  4. frustrationnoun

    Anger not directed at anything or anyone in particular

  5. Etymology: From frustratio, related to frustra.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Frustrationnoun

    Disappointment; defeat.

    Etymology: frustratio, Latin, from frustrate.

    In states notoriously irreligious, a secret and irresistible power countermands their deepest projects, splits their counsels, and smites their most refined policies with frustration and a curse. Robert South, Sermons.

Wikipedia

  1. Frustration

    In psychology, frustration is a common emotional response to opposition, related to anger, annoyance and disappointment. Frustration arises from the perceived resistance to the fulfillment of an individual's will or goal and is likely to increase when a will or goal is denied or blocked. There are two types of frustration: internal and external. Internal frustration may arise from challenges in fulfilling personal goals, desires, instinctual drives and needs, or dealing with perceived deficiencies, such as a lack of confidence or fear of social situations. Conflict, such as when one has competing goals that interfere with one another, can also be an internal source of frustration or annoyance and can create cognitive dissonance. External causes of frustration involve conditions outside an individual's control, such as a physical roadblock, a difficult task, or the perception of wasting time. There are multiple ways individuals cope with frustration such as passive–aggressive behavior, anger, or violence, although frustration may also propel positive processes via enhanced effort and strive. This broad range of potential outcomes makes it difficult to identify the original cause(s) of frustration, as the responses may be indirect. However, a more direct and common response is a propensity towards aggression.

ChatGPT

  1. frustration

    Frustration is a state of dissatisfaction or annoyance, often caused by a barrier or obstruction that prevents an individual from reaching a goal or fulfilling a need. It is a negative emotional response, arising when there is a conflict between what a person wants and what they perceive the reality to be.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frustrationnoun

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

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

Wikidata

  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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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. Dearrick DeSaussure:

    There's anger. There's frustration There's bewilderment., because it's home.

  2. Francois Carrard:

    When you give a long interview, what you talk about is squeezed for printing, i expressed surprise at the harshness of the action taken in Zurich, it was a surprise blitz so to speak. I have the greatest respect for the American justice and I have no frustration at all with them.

  3. Hugues Bissot:

    This is creating confusion and frustration ... people don't know if payments have been suspended or if it's delays because of (other) bureaucratic issues.

  4. Rick Caruso:

    I share your outrage and understand the frustration and anger regarding the situation with the former physician.

  5. Keith Bellamy:

    The frustration levels increase because of the waiting, we can't do our jobs until we get there.

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