frustration Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “frustration” in the English Dictionary

"frustration" in British English

See all translations


uk   us   /frʌsˈtreɪ.ʃən/

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 ​itsfairshare of frustrations.
More examples

frustration noun (PREVENTING)

[U] the ​fact that something ​preventsplans or ​efforts from being ​successful
(Definition of frustration from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"frustration" in American English

See all translations


 us   /frʌˈstreɪ·ʃən/

frustration noun (ANNOYING SITUATION)

[C/U] disappointment or ​discouragement, or a ​discouragingsituation: [U] He ​finallyquit in frustration. [U] The ​teacherconfirmedwidespread frustration with the ​lack of ​up-to-datetextbooks. [C] You have to ​learn to ​cope with these frustrations.

frustration noun (PREVENTING SUCCESS)

[U] the ​act of ​preventing something from being ​achieved: Our ​efforts to get ​funding to ​save the ​lighthousemet with frustration.
(Definition of frustration from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of frustration?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


typical of autumn

Word of the Day