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English definition of “frustration”

frustration

noun uk   /frʌsˈtreɪ.ʃən/ us  

frustration noun (FEELING)

B2 [C or U] the feeling of being annoyed or less confident because you cannot achieve what you want, or something that makes you feel like this: I could sense his frustration at not being able to help. This job has more than its fair share of frustrations.

frustration noun (PREVENTING)

[U] the fact that something prevents plans or efforts from being successful
(Definition of frustration from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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