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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts;
[syn: frustration, thwarting, foiling]


1. preventing realization or attainment of a desire;
[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. 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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

thwarting 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