frustration
noun Date: circa 1555 1. the act of frustrating 2. a. the state or an instance of being frustrated b. a deep chronic sense or state of insecurity and dissatisfaction arising from unresolved problems or unfulfilled needs 3. something that frustrates

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  • Frustration — is an emotional response to circumstances where one is obstructed from arriving at a personal goal. [A Bridge to Simplicity Through Diagrams by Thomas Fargnoli. Page 60] The more important the goal, the greater the frustration. It is comparable… …   Wikipedia

  • frustration — frus·tra·tion /ˌfrəs trā shən/ n 1 a: the act of frustrating b: the state or an instance of being frustrated c: something that frustrates 2: a common law doctrine of contract law: parties to a contract may be excused from performance even though… …   Law dictionary

  • Frustration — Frus*tra tion, n. [L. frustratio: cf. OF. frustration.] The act of frustrating; disappointment; defeat; as, the frustration of one s designs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frustration — Frustration: Das seit der Mitte des 20. Jh.s belegte Fremdwort bezeichnet in der Fachsprache der Psychologie eine »Enttäuschung durch einen erzwungenen Verzicht, Versagung von Befriedigung«. Vermehrt lässt sich seine Verwendung in jüngster Zeit… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Frustration — (v. lat.), Täuschung, Vereitelung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Frustration — (lat.), Vereitelung, Täuschung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • frustration — act of frustrating, 1550s, from L. frustrationem (nom. frustratio) a deception, a disappointment, noun of action from pp. stem of frustrari (see FRUSTRATE (Cf. frustrate)). Earlier (mid 15c.) with a sense of nullification …   Etymology dictionary

  • frustration — [n] disappointment, thwarting annoyance, bitter pill*, blocking, blow, bummer, chagrin, circumvention, contravention, curbing, defeat, disgruntlement, dissatisfaction, downer*, drag*, failure, fizzle, foiling, grievance, hindrance, impediment,… …   New thesaurus

  • frustration — Frustration, Frustratio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • frustration — [frə strā′shən] n. [ME frustracioun < L frustratio] 1. a frustrating or being frustrated 2. something that frustrates …   English World dictionary

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