Definition of Frustrate

1. Verb. Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of. "Sam cannot frustrate Sue "; "Foil your opponent"




2. Verb. Treat cruelly. "The performance is likely to frustrate Sue"; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

Definition of Frustrate

1. a. Vain; ineffectual; useless; unprofitable; null; voil; nugatory; of no effect.

2. v. t. To bring to nothing; to prevent from attaining a purpose; to disappoint; to defeat; to baffle; as, to frustrate a plan, design, or attempt; to frustrate the will or purpose.

Definition of Frustrate

1. Verb. To disappoint or defeat; to vex by depriving of something expected or desired. ¹

2. Verb. To hinder or thwart. ¹

3. Verb. To cause stress or panic ¹

4. Adjective. vain; ineffectual; useless; nugatory ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Frustrate

1. [v -TRATED, -TRATING, -TRATES]

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Literary usage of Frustrate

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1. The Works of John Owen by John Owen (1826)
"... as the sum and issue of all their endeavours, they affirm that his will may be resisted, he may fail of his intentions, be frustrate of his ends, ..."

2. The Church History of Britain, from the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, James Nichols (1842)
"34—43. An Order for the Fifth Part foi- Ministeri Wives and Children. The Copy thereof. Several Ways endeavoured to frustrate this Order. ..."

3. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"His sonnets, like those of David Morton, show Jennings at his best; they are quiet but never dull reflections of loveliness. frustrate ..."

4. ... Select Notes on the International Sunday School Lessons by Adolphus Frederick Schauffler (1910)
"The result would have been to deteriorate the Jews, and frustrate the religious value of the Return. The colony could not have joined with this adulterated ..."

5. The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry VII. to by Henry Hallam (1876)
"... and convince the King of France that it was not his interest to crush their power, they would at least frustrate the suspected conspiracy, ..."

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