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English definition of “frustration”

frustration

noun  /frʌˈstreɪ·ʃən/ us  

frustration noun (ANNOYING SITUATION)

[C/U] disappointment or discouragement, or a discouraging situation: [U] He finally quit in frustration. [U] The teacher confirmed widespread frustration with the lack of up-to-date textbooks. [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 lighthouse met with frustration.
(Definition of frustration from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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