frustrating
adjective Date: 1871 tending to produce or characterized by frustration <
a frustrating delay
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frustratingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • frustrating — n. an act of hindering someone s plans or efforts. Syn: frustration, thwarting, foiling. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frustrating — adj. 1. preventing realization or attainment of a desire; causing frustration. Syn: frustrative, thwarting. [WordNet 1.5] 2. discouraging. Opposite of {encouraging}. Syn: disappointing. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frustrating — adj. 1) frustrating to + inf. (it s frustrating for me to work in a place like that) 2) frustrating that + clause (it is frustrating that so few people support this worthy cause) * * * [frʌ streɪtɪŋ] frustrating that + clause (it is frustrating… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • frustrating — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ▪ become, get ▪ make sth ▪ find sth ▪ I found the delays intensely frust …   Collocations dictionary

  • frustrating — [[t]frʌstre͟ɪtɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is frustrating annoys you or makes you angry because you cannot do anything about the problems it causes. The current situation is very frustrating for us... ...It is a frustrating and difficult… …   English dictionary

  • frustrating — frus|trat|ing [frʌˈstreıtıŋ US ˈfrʌstreıtıŋ] adj making you feel annoyed, upset, or impatient because you cannot do what you want to do ▪ My job can be very frustrating sometimes. ▪ This is an immensely frustrating experience for the student …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Frustrating — Frustrate Frus trate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Frustrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Frustrating}.] 1. To bring to nothing; to prevent from attaining a purpose; to disappoint; to defeat; to baffle; as, to frustrate a plan, design, or attempt; to frustrate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frustrating — frus|trat|ing [ frʌ,streıtıng ] adjective * making you feel annoyed and impatient because you are prevented from achieving something: It s frustrating to wait all day for a repairman who doesn t show up. ╾ frus|trat|ingly adverb: frustratingly… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • frustrating */ — UK [ˈfrʌˌstreɪtɪnɡ] / US adjective making you feel annoyed and impatient because you are prevented from achieving something It s frustrating to wait all day for a repairman who doesn t show up. Derived word: frustratingly adverb frustratingly… …   English dictionary

  • frustrating — [ˈfrʌˌstreɪtɪng] adj making you feel annoyed and impatient because you are prevented from achieving something It s frustrating to wait all day for a repairman who doesn t show up.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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