Synonyms of frustrate in English:


See definition of frustrate


1‘the settlers' attempts at agriculture were frustrated by the climate’


thwart, defeat, foil, block, stop, put a stop to, counter, spoil, check, baulk, circumvent, disappoint, forestall, bar, dash, scotch, quash, crush, derail, nip in the bud, baffle, nullify, snooker

obstruct, impede, hamper, hinder, stifle, fetter, hamstring, cripple, put a brake on, stand in the way of, spike someone's guns

informal stymie, foul up, screw up, put the kibosh on, put the lid on, banjax, do for

British informal scupper


help, facilitate

2‘the objections of his colleagues clearly frustrated him’


exasperate, infuriate, annoy, anger, madden, vex, irritate, irk, embitter, sour, get someone's back up, try someone's patience

discourage, dishearten, dispirit, depress, dissatisfy, make discontented

informal aggravate, drive mad, drive crazy, bug, miff, hack off, get to, get under someone's skin, give someone the hump

British informal wind up, get on someone's wick, nark