[syn: frustrating, frustrative, thwarting]
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: preventing realization or attainment of a desire [syn:
frustrating, frustrative, thwarting]
n 1: an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts [syn:
frustration, thwarting, foiling]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
35 Moby Thesaurus words for "thwarting":
annulment, bafflement, balk, balking, buck-passing, cancellation,
check, checkmate, circumvention, confounding, counterbalancing,
defeat, discomfiture, disconcertion, elusion, evasion, foil,
foiling, frustration, getting around, getting round, invalidation,
neutralization, nullification, offsetting, outguessing,
outmaneuvering, outwitting, passing the buck, the runaround,
the slip, undoing, upset, vitiation, voiding