frustration Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “frustration” in the English Dictionary

"frustration" in British English

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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.
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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

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 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)
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