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Frustrate meaning

frustrate - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Vain; ineffectual; useless; unprofitable; null; voil; nugatory; of no effect.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. To make null; to nullifly; to render invalid or of no effect; as, to frustrate a conveyance or deed.

frustrate - examples of usage

  1. Why now, if there were no design of which bliss Trevanion was the object, why so frustrate the provident foresight of her mother, and take advantage of the natural yearning of affection, the quick impulse of youth, to hurry off a girl whose very station forbade her to take such a journey without suitable protection,- against what must be the wish, and what clearly were the instructions, of Lady Ellinor?
  2. He opposed with angry obstinacy a conjecture which might forever frustrate his wishes, and rejected the suggestion of his friend the more vehemently, the more persistently this fear, though repressed, constantly returned to his mind.
  3. It was a circumstance that promised to frustrate the design he had suddenly conceived: of following the myal- man to his lair.
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