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"frustration" in American English

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frustrationnoun

 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)







"frustration" in British English

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frustrationnoun

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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(Definition of frustration from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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