frustrating frustrating  /f ˈrə ˌstreɪ tɪŋ/


  1. (adj) discouraging by hindering
  2. (adj) preventing realization or attainment of a desire



  1. If you're a news junkie who's away from a TV or computer all day, it can be helpful, but also frustrating because the descriptions are so short.
  2. But the dramatized search for an anti-inflation program proved slow and frustrating.
  3. So it was especially frustrating for him to be prevented from running pictures or firsthand reporting from the war zones in northern Sri Lanka.


  1. Minnesota Twins: 4 Lessons Learned from the Detroit Tigers Series

    Being six games under .500 is frustrating. On one hand, the Minnesota Twins (30-36) are just two good series away from evening things out, but they are also one or two bad series away from being knocked into oblivion. The most recent Detroit Tigers series, which the Twins dropped two of three (0-4, 6-3, 2-5), was a great opportunity to catch up with the mighty Motown sluggers, but instead the ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Tiger Woods completes U.S. Open with worst major finish as a pro

    Another major championship, another frustrating disappointment for Tiger Woods, not to mention his worst 72-hole score in relation to par in a major since he turned professional in 1996.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

  3. Rory McIlroy at US Open Golf 2013: Day 4 Recap and Twitter Reaction

    It was a frustrating final day for Rory McIlroy at Merion Golf Club, shooting a six-over 76 for the day to finish 14-over for the 2013 U.S. Open. To say the least, it a disappointing performance for the No. 2 golfer in the world. McIlroy entered the fourth round of the major at eight-over and didn’t help himself much throughout the entire day, despite the fact that the course was playing tougher ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. The democratic process, she added, "is often messy and frustrating, but the people of this country have great wisdom, and their representatives work hard to protect their interests. The Supreme Court, of course, has the responsibility of ensuring...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: Austin American-Statesman

  2. "Soccer can be a cruel game," Donovan said. "Sometimes, you're at the top and sometimes you are at the bottom of the mountain. We were little naïve tonight. At this level, you can't do that. It's frustrating considering all the work we've...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Donovan Source: FanHouse

  3. "I am struggling with a little bit of a back and a leg issue," Federer said. "That just doesn't quite allow me to play the way I would like to play. So it's frustrating, to say the least. The leg injury came in the finals of Halle. That never...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Roger Federer Source: Times of India

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