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frustrationnoun

us   /frʌˈstreɪ·ʃən/
  • 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.
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frustrationnoun

uk   /frʌsˈtreɪ.ʃən/ 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 its fair share of frustrations.

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