Search Result for "thwarted":
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:
Thwart \Thwart\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thwarted; p. pr. & vb. n. Thwarting.] 1. To move across or counter to; to cross; as, an arrow thwarts the air. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Swift as a shooting star In autumn thwarts the night. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to run counter to; to contravene; hence, to frustrate or defeat. [1913 Webster] If crooked fortune had not thwarted me. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The proposals of the one never thwarted the inclinations of the other. --South. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
25 Moby Thesaurus words for "thwarted": baffled, balked, betrayed, bilked, blasted, blighted, chapfallen, crestfallen, crossed, crushed, dashed, defeated, disappointed, dished, disillusioned, dissatisfied, foiled, frustrated, ill done-by, ill-served, let down, out of countenance, regretful, sorely disappointed, soured