1. [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.
1. To move across or counter to; to cross; as, an arrow
thwarts the air. [Obs.]
Swift as a shooting star
In autumn thwarts the night. --Milton.
2. To cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to run counter to; to
contravene; hence, to frustrate or defeat.
If crooked fortune had not thwarted me. --Shak.
The proposals of the one never thwarted the
inclinations of the other. --South.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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,
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