Frustrate synonyms

frŭs'trāt'

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To fail to satisfy the hope, desire, or expectation of.
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To make difficult to accomplish; to frustrate, act as obstacle.
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To let do or happen; permit:
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The definition of thwart is to hinder or stop something from happening.
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To prevent the success of; thwart:
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To keep from being successful; thwart; frustrate
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Balk is defined as to create a hindrance or a barrier.
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The definition of baffle is confuse.
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To make valueless or useless; bring to nothing
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To be an obstacle to; prevent the advancement or success of; thwart or stump:
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To try to prevent by expressing disapproval or raising objections:
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Discouraging; causing annoyance or anger by excessive difficulty
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That defeats its own purpose or unwittingly works against itself
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Tending to stultify.
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The act of prevailing over another by arts, address, or fraud; deception; fraud; imposture; delusion.
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Disappointment is defined as a feeling of sadness, dissatisfaction or displeasure when something isn't as you planned.
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The feeling or state of being frustrated:
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Something that impedes; a hindrance or obstruction.
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In ancient times, a state of frenzy that was believed to seize any man who looked at a nymph
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The state of being stultified.
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To prevent from accomplishing a purpose
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To blight is to spoil or destroy something or to cause an urban area to become run-down and neglected.
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(Sports) To block an opponent
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Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
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(By extension) To place in a losing situation that has no escape.
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The definition of circumvent means to get around or surround someone or something.
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To confound is defined as to confuse someone, defeat an enemy or foil a plan.
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To recall a person or unit with such an order.
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To restrain to a specific physical position, as if with a cramp.
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To cause (hair) to form tight curls or waves.
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To make or put a line across:
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To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute.
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To dash is defined as to move quickly, to destroy or to add elements to something.
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To defeat the plans or hopes of; to frustrate.
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To upset the composure of; embarrass; confuse
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Elude is defined as to cleverly avoid or escape.
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(Archaic) To intensify (a feeling, disease, etc.); aggravate
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To make or become nervous or upset.
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To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
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To make ineffective; destroy or counteract the effectiveness, force, disposition, etc. of
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To outwit is to beat someone or defeat them because you are smarter or more clever.
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Stultify is defined as to make someone or something seem useless or foolish.
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To tantalize is defined as to tease someone by showing them something which is desirable and then not providing it.
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To annoy, harass, or tease
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To change from a settled condition; disrupt:
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To prevent from accomplishing a purpose
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To prevent from accomplishing a purpose
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To make invalid or worthless.
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To give support to; be favorable to; foster; help
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To support progress or growth of something.
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To help establish or organize (a new enterprise), as by securing financial backing:
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(Sports) To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.
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(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
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The definition of aid means to provide help or to provide some item or advice that will make something easier or that will solve a problem.
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To offer help or advice regarding (a product or service).
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To acquiesce willingly; be compliant:
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To lead (a discussion), as by asking questions, mediating between opposing viewpoints, or ensuring that all participants' views are heard.
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To go about making political speeches.
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(Sports) In ice hockey, to maintain possession of (the puck) by outmaneuvering opposing players, especially so as to kill a penalty.
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To plague diabolically; torment; harass
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To put (a person) to death by nailing or binding to a cross.
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To annoy constantly
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To spoil the smooth operation or success of
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(Intransitive) Of food, to become bad, sour or rancid; to decay. [from 17th c.]
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To block a wheel or other round object.
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To manage to get away from; elude
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Synonym Study

  • To baffle is to defeat the efforts of by bewildering or confusing the crime baffled the police
  • Foil means to throw off course so as to discourage further effort or make it of no avail our plans were foiled by bad weather
  • Thwart and balk both mean to frustrate by blocking someone or something moving toward some objective
  • To frustrate means to deprive of effect or render worthless an effort directed to some end
Find another word for frustrate. In this page you can discover 78 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for frustrate, like: disappoint, hinder, prevent, allow, thwart, defeat, foil, balk, baffle, nullify and stymie.