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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 frus·trat·ing /-ˌtretɪŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Frus·trate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Frustrated p. pr. & vb. n. Frustrating.]
 1. To bring to nothing; to prevent from attaining a purpose; to disappoint; to defeat; to baffle; as, to frustrate a plan, design, or attempt; to frustrate the will or purpose.
 Shall the adversary thus obtain
 His end and frustrate thine ?   --Milton.
 2. To make null; to nullifly; to render invalid or of no effect; as, to frustrate a conveyance or deed.
 Syn: -- To balk; thwart; foil; baffle; defeat.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: discouraging by hindering
      2: preventing realization or attainment of a desire [syn: frustrative,