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English definition of “frustrated”


adjective (ANNOYED)   /ˈfrʌs·treɪ·t̬ɪd/
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.
(Definition of frustrated adjective (ANNOYED) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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