frustration

  • 1 FRUSTRATION — Le meilleur exemple de frustration est sans doute celui de l’enfant qui cherche à apaiser son désir de savoir en consultant une encyclopédie, et qui se sent frustré par le savoir, pourtant de bon aloi, que cette encyclopédie a pu lui fournir.… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 Frustration — (v. lat.), Täuschung, Vereitelung …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 7 Frustration — (lat.), Vereitelung, Täuschung …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 frustration — Frustration, Frustratio …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

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

    English World dictionary

  • 12 frustration — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, considerable, great ▪ My biggest frustration was not having enough time. ▪ pure, sheer, utter ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 Frustration — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Frustration (homonymie). Un joueur de football américain frustré d avoir perdu un match. La frustration est une réponse …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 14 Frustration — Eine Frustration (von lat. frustra = vergeblich bzw. frustratio = „Täuschung einer Erwartung“[1]) ist eine Wunschversagung, welche mit dem Erlebnis eines aufgezwungenen Verzichts von Triebwünschen einhergeht. Ursachen von Frustration können in… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 15 frustration */ — UK [frʌˈstreɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms frustration : singular frustration plural frustrations 1) a) [countable/uncountable] an annoyed or impatient feeling that you get when you are prevented from doing what you want frustration at: He… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 frustration — frus|tra|tion [ frʌ streıʃn ] noun * 1. ) count or uncount an annoyed or impatient feeling that you get when you are prevented from doing what you want: frustration at: He expressed his frustration at not being able to talk openly. in/with… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 frustration — frus|tra|tion [frʌˈstreıʃən] n 1.) [U and C] the feeling of being annoyed, upset, or impatient, because you cannot control or change a situation, or achieve something ▪ People often feel a sense of frustration that they are not being promoted… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 frustration — noun 1 (C, U) the feeling of being annoyed, upset, or impatient, because you cannot control or change a situation, or achieve something: It wasn t what he said that made me cry it was sheer frustration. | in/with frustration: Souness watched in… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 Frustration — Enttäuschung; Desillusion; Unzufriedenheit; Frust * * * Frus|tra|ti|on [frʊstra ts̮i̯o:n], die; , en: Gefühl der Enttäuschung und der Machtlosigkeit (das eintritt, wenn ein erwartetes, geplantes oder erhofftes Geschehen, Ereignis o. Ä. ausbleibt… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 20 frustration — /fru stray sheuhn/, n. 1. act of frustrating; state of being frustrated: the frustration of the president s efforts. 2. an instance of being frustrated: to experience a series of frustrations before completing a project. 3. something that… …

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