Picture for frustrateWhen you frustrate someone, you do your best to annoy, confuse, or even torment that poor person. Maybe you constantly change your mind — that’s sure to frustrate anyone who tries to make plans with you.

Pronunciation: fruhs-treyt

Meanings of Frustrate

1. (Verb) to make (plans, efforts, etc.) worthless or of no avail; defeat; nullify
2. (Verb) to disappoint or thwart (a person)

Master’s Tip to Learn Frustrate

If you have ever been frustrated while writing, you may have dropped your pen — or pushed away your keyboard — and stared angrily out the window, thinking, “How will I ever do this?” Well, that pent-up doubting that has made you stop is a sure sign you are frustrated.

Sometimes we also get frustrated when we are unable to come to the conclusion of the problem or situation.

Sentence examples for Frustrate:

1. The student’s indifference frustrated the teacher’s efforts to help him.
2. A talented woman whom life had frustrated.
3. We frustrate their desires at our economic, social and moral peril.
4. She is very unhappy and frustrated as a teacher.

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