frustration frustration  /frə ˈstreɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
  2. (n) an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
  3. (n) a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized



  1. There is sure to be some liberal frustration targeted at the Democratic senators who voted against the measure.
  2. The frustration and even rage we've seen during the debate over health-care reform has been really staggering.
  3. On the theory that frustration impedes learning, educators use teaching machines designed to prevent all errors and reward all successes.


  1. Winning streak’s still an Ems goal

    Frustration’s been the name of the game so far this season for the Eugene Emeralds. Unable to hold a lead and string together consecutive wins, the Emeralds dropped a tight Northwest League contest, 4-3, to the Tri-City Dust Devils at PK Park Friday night. “(It’s) frustrating a little bit because …
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Register-Guard

  2. FAA May Finally Hit the 'Off' Switch on Its Portable-Electronics Ban

    Despite years of public frustration, the Federal Aviation Administration has never budged on the use of in-flight electronic devices. Last year it set up a commission to study the issue, but since then, it's been as if FAA members were stuck in permanent airplane mode—total radio silence.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

  3. Frustration builds as Blackhawks struggle to break Bruins' dominant D

    BOSTON -- You could see the frustration in the eyes of the Chicago Blackhawks and on the face of Boston's Brad Marchand. That's because, with 11.9 left on the clock last night and the Bruins on their way to a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Final, a clea
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Eagle-Tribune

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  1. Obama, during the 30-minute telephone chat, said his "unequivocal view was that BP was a multinational global company and that frustration about the oil spill had nothing to do with national identity."
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Daily News

  2. "The [General] McChrystal incident, to me, was very comical," he said. "I think it's a reflection of the frustration that a lot of our military leaders has with this Administration and their prosecution of the war in Afghanistan."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Michael Steele Source: Huffington Post (blog)

  3. "I understand the US government's frustration because it is a catastrophe for the environment," said Cameron, referring to the worst man-made environmental disaster in US history during his first visit to Afghanistan. "Obviously everyone...
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: Montreal Gazette

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