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noun frustration pronunciation in British English /frʌˈstreɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] 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 frustration:

    My friend shouted in frustration, ‘Hurry up!’

    a sense/feeling of frustration:

    There is a growing sense of frustration among hospital staff.

    1. a.
      an unhappy feeling because of a lack of sex

      her jealousy and sexual frustration

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the act of preventing something or someone from being successful
    frustration of:

    Their objective was the frustration of the peace agreement.


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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