Search Result for "frustrated":
1. disappointingly unsuccessful;
- Example: "disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions"
- Example: "their foiled attempt to capture Calais"
- Example: "many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers"
- Example: "his best efforts were thwarted"
[syn: defeated, disappointed, discomfited, foiled, frustrated, thwarted]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Frustrate \Frus"trate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Frustrated; p. pr. & vb. n. Frustrating.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Shall the adversary thus obtain His end and frustrate thine ? --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To make null; to nullifly; to render invalid or of no effect; as, to frustrate a conveyance or deed. Syn: To balk; thwart; foil; baffle; defeat. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
frustrated adj 1: disappointingly unsuccessful; "disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions"; "their foiled attempt to capture Calais"; "many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers"; "his best efforts were thwarted" [syn: defeated, disappointed, discomfited, foiled, frustrated, thwarted]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
37 Moby Thesaurus words for "frustrated": asexual, baffled, balked, betrayed, bilked, blasted, blighted, castrated, chapfallen, cold, crestfallen, crossed, crushed, dashed, defeated, disappointed, dished, disillusioned, dissatisfied, emasculated, eunuchized, foiled, frigid, ill done-by, ill-served, impotent, let down, neuter, neutral, out of countenance, regretful, sexless, sorely disappointed, soured, thwarted, unsexed, unsexual