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  • v. Present participle of thwart.
  • n. An instance of blocking or obstructing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Opposing act or action; whatever frustrates or baffles or tends to defeat one's purposes, wishes, designs, etc.
  • Perverse; contrary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
  • adj. preventing realization or attainment of a desire

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  • "VOLUMNIA: You might have been enough the man you are
    With striving less to be so: lesser had been
    The thwartings of your dispositions, if
    You had not show'd them how ye were dispos'd,
    Ere they lack'd power to cross you."
    - William Shakespeare, 'The Tragedy of Coriolanus'.

    August 28, 2009