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Synonyms for frustrate
ˈfrʌs treɪtfrus·trate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. frustrate

    To hinder is to keep from action, progress, motion, or growth, or to make such action, progress, motion, or growth later in beginning or completion than it would otherwise have been. An action is prevented by anything that comes in before it to make it impossible; it is hindered by anything that keeps it from either beginning or ending so soon as it otherwise would, or as expected or intended. It is more common, however, to say that the start is delayed, the progress hindered. An action that is hindered does not take place at the appointed or appropriate time; that which is prevented does not take place at all; to hinder a thing long enough may amount to preventing it. A railroad-train may be hindered by a snow-storm from arriving on time; it may by special order be prevented from starting. To retard is simply to make slow by any means whatever. To obstruct is to hinder, or possibly to prevent advance or passage by putting something in the way; to oppose or resist is to hinder, or possibly to prevent by directly contrary or hostile action, resist being the stronger term and having more suggestion of physical force; obstructed roads hinder the march of an enemy, tho there may be no force strong enough to oppose it; one opposes a measure, a motion, an amendment, or the like; it is a criminal offense to resist an officer in the discharge of his duty; the physical system may resist the attack of disease or the action of a remedy. Compare CONQUER; IMPEDIMENT; OBSTRUCT.

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    Synonyms:
    baffle, balk, bar, block, check, clog, counteract, delay, embarrass, encumber, foil, hamper, hinder, impede, interrupt, obstruct, oppose, prevent, resist, retard, stay, stop, thwart

    Preposition:
    Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilkverb

    hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

    "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

    Synonyms:
    vitiate, mar, sweep, dumbfound, plunder, foil, scupper, mystify, cut through, pamper, flub, span, dun, rape, crucify, baby, regulate, bedevil, itch, screw up, ball up, indulge, interbreed, stick, cut across, corrupt, elude, get over, deflower, spoil, puzzle, gravel, violate, beat, mollycoddle, bungle, intersect, bollocks up, fumble, evade, rag, blow, bollix, torment, amaze, bewilder, coddle, cosset, peril, scotch, featherbed, crossbreed, cross, get, louse up, perplex, botch up, bodge, traverse, bobble, baffle, muff, bollocks, pass over, pose, fluff, vex, mishandle, endanger, foul up, stupefy, flummox, track, hybridize, cover, despoil, muck up, bumble, mess up, impair, bollix up, botch, thwart, bilk, get across, expose, go bad, hybridise, cocker, nonplus

  2. torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrateverb

    treat cruelly

    "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

    Synonyms:
    bawl out, chide, confound, befuddle, cross, lambast, foil, fox, savage, nark, tease, bedevil, spoil, take to task, bother, blast, rile, rack, gravel, excruciate, trounce, bilk, rally, dun, get to, berate, thwart, torment, torture, crucify, chew out, pillory, baffle, nettle, throw, scotch, chafe, ride, get at, subdue, lecture, irritate, have words, reproof, razz, call down, tantalise, mortify, annoy, tantalize, reprimand, cod, scold, taunt, rebuke, rag, jaw, discombobulate, vex, lambaste, chew up, dress down, confuse, call on the carpet, remonstrate, bait, twit, devil, fuddle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. frustrateverb

    Synonyms:
    defeat, disappoint, balk, foil, baffle, disconcert, bring to nought

  2. frustrateadjective

    Synonyms:
    vain, useless, ineffectual, frustrated, of no effect

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. frustrateverb

    Synonyms:
    baffle, defeat, disappoint, foil, balk, thwart, circumvent, nullify

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "frustrate":

    thwart, derail, foil, abort, disappoint, defeat, stymie, scuttle, hinder, counteract

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How to use frustrate in a sentence?

  1. Democrat Pedro Pierluisi:

    So far as I can tell, the opposition to this bill comes from a very small subset of investment firms, i hope that Congress will not allow such objections to frustrate forward movement on this widely-supported bill.

  2. Boris Johnson:

    There are all sorts of people who will take any excuse at all to interfere with trade and to frustrate trade deals and I don't want to see that.

  3. Colin Blackwell:

    We kind of switched it up recently to be very aggressive. I think we’ve been doing a good job of that, any time you can frustrate their top guys and put a lot of pressure on them and make it hard on them, it’s very beneficial for us and makes a long night for them.

  4. Baltasar Gracian:

    It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you.

  5. Keeshae Jacobs:

    My heart goes out to everybody that's missing, I don't want any parent to go through what I've gone through, but at the same time it does frustrate me because Keeshae didn't get that attention. What made the FBI think her case was more important than Keeshae's ?


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