(adjective, verb)


1. vain; ineffectual; useless; nugatory


1. hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

- What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge

Similar word(s): baffle, bilk, cross, foil, scotch, spoil, thwart

Definition categories: social, forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

2. treat cruelly

Similar word(s): bedevil, crucify, dun, rag, torment

Definition categories: emotion, beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke

Sentences with frustrate as a verb:

- It frustrates me to do all this work and then lose it all.

- My clumsy fingers frustrate my typing efforts.

- This test frustrates me because if I fail, it'll destroy my grade.