What does frustration mean?

Definitions for frustration
frʌˈstreɪ ʃənfrus·tra·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word frustration.

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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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. Jeb Bush:

    Look Donald Trump says these things to prey on people's fears, their anger, their frustration with Washington. He's quite effective at it, but he doesn't know what he's talking about and he's not a serious leader, we're living in difficult times, we need serious leadership to be able to solve the problems that we have domestically and lead America around the world so that we can create peace and security for ourselves.

  2. Prashant Agarwal:

    In our day to day life we go through various activities which may involve high work pressure and high workload and as per us, we feel that this burden of work is resulting in causing frustration. Though we don't realize that it is not the workload which causes this frustration and annoyance but rather it is our negligence in the proper management of that work. If you avoid mismanagement of your work and duties you are likely to face frustration, annoyance, and grievance much lesser.

  3. Suzanne Maloney:

    There's still frustration and an overwhelming skepticism toward the administration and its ability to hold a hard line with respect to Iran.

  4. Angus Gluskie:

    Wynn's actions are more likely to reflect a genuine frustration with a breach of the confidential nature of the discussions than an attempt to add pressure to the negotiation.

  5. Trevor Potter:

    Stunts like that are not helpful because it's a serious subject, the guy who's doing that is reflecting the enormous sense of frustration that no one is listening to the average citizen.

Images & Illustrations of frustration

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