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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of frustrate.
- adj. foiled, stopped, disappointed
- adj. suffering from frustration; dissatisfied, agitated, and/or discontent because one is unable to perform an action or fulfill a desire.
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- adj. disappointingly unsuccessful
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But then, after we got past the social layer and returned to my question, he gently informed me how the term frustrated him.
Anyone who's ever tried to blood-trail a turkey knows what an excercise in frustrated futility that can be.
In 3-D, Dolby 0.5 and 24 MP; on furious faces and hateful placards, in frustrated screams plus shallow stentorian hate mongers/hucksters/rainmakers/preying mantises up close and personal.
Efforts to clamp down on discomfiting material result not in frustrated acquiescence but in renewed assaults on the self-importance that lies behind knee-jerk censorial action.
As a clinician, I remain frustrated that we still can't get them to talk fluently to one another.
We would all like to think that you are correct on this point, but part of the reason the Police Officers who contribute to this blog are frustrated is that we already suspect that there will be no long prison sentence for anyone connected to this incident.
Despite this open door, the Americans were again frustrated as Ambassador Walter Hines Page refused to assume authority for the American YMCA POW program.
The bitterness-bs, the angry women over 50, the poor in the Appalachia region — the older activists who cut their teeth during the 50's and 60's — what makes them angry and frustrated is the thought that they will be left behind in the new political and economic constructs being discussed and also that they have been left behind for so long already and we need to fix that.
This seems fitting, since noise is an enemy of the title character, portrayed by Lesley Sharp, who spends most of her time in frustrated search of a proper conversation.
Dinner (where we forgot to use the coupon, ugh), picking up his friend Lauren, and then watching an MST3K that made me want to ... do things in frustrated anger.