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frustrated

adjective  /ˈfrʌs·treɪ·t̬ɪd/ us  

frustrated adjective (ANNOYED)

annoyed, disappointed, or discouraged: You just get so frustrated when everything in your vegetable garden is ripe and then the bugs get at them. Frustrated residents protested the situation.

frustrated adjective (UNSUCCESSFUL)

[not gradable] desiring something but not able to achieve it: I’m a frustrated songwriter at heart.
Translations of “frustrated”
in Korean 좌절한…
in Arabic مُحبَط…
in Portuguese frustrado…
in Catalan frustrat…
in Japanese 不満足な…
in Italian frustrato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 灰心, 氣餒, 失意的…
in Russian разочарованный, расстроенный…
in Turkish hüsrana uğramış, hayalleri boşa çıkmış, umudu kırılmış…
in Chinese (Simplified) 灰心, 气馁, 失意的…
in Polish sfrustrowany…
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