What is another word for frustration?

Synonyms for frustration
frʌˈstreɪ ʃənfrus·tra·tion

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term frustration.

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. frustration

    defeat, destruction, disappointment, disaster, failure, miscarriage, overthrow, retreat, rout

    achievement, advantage, conquest, mastery, success, supremacy, triumph, victory

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. frustration

    persistent, perennial, perpetual, permanent

Princeton's WordNet

  1. frustration, defeatnoun

    the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals

    thwarting, licking, defeat, foiling

  2. frustration, thwarting, foilingnoun

    an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts

    thwarting, defeat, foiling

  3. frustrationnoun

    a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized

    "her constant complaints were the main source of his frustration"

    thwarting, defeat, foiling

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. frustrationnoun

    disappointment, defeat

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. frustrationnoun

    defeat, disappointment, balking, foiling, nullification

How to pronounce frustration?

How to say frustration in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use frustration in a sentence?

  1. Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged:

    Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplacable spark. In the hopeless swamps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all, do not let the hero in your soul perish and leave only frustration for the life you deserved, but never have been able to reach. The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.

  2. Anthony Robbins:

    I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.

  3. Young Kim:

    Because our President's name was not on the ballot in the 2018 cycle, you saw a lot of people... let out their anger and frustration by voting against any and all Republican candidates, in 2020, because The President will be on the ballot, they have a choice, and there will be a lot of split voters.

  4. Angus Gluskie:

    Wynn's actions are more likely to reflect a genuine frustration with a breach of the confidential nature of the discussions than an attempt to add pressure to the negotiation.

  5. Marc Duvoisin:

    Urgent questions about the police response to the massacre have not been answered with clarity or consistency, and residents' frustration began to boil over on social media, the information gap became a partisan talking point, and elected officials began to demand answers and an investigation.

Translations for frustration

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for frustration »


Find a translation for the frustration synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"frustration." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 2 Oct. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/frustration>.

Discuss these frustration synonyms with the community:


    Are we missing a good synonym for frustration?

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    Which of the following words is not a synonym of the others?
    • A. secular
    • B. reclusive
    • C. secluded
    • D. cloistral

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for frustration: