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 for Frustrating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frustrate \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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Shall the adversary thus obtain
              His end and frustrate thine ?         --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  frustrating \frustrating\ n.
     an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts.
  
     Syn: frustration, thwarting, foiling.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  frustrating \frustrating\ adj.
     1. preventing realization or attainment of a desire; causing
        frustration.
  
     Syn: frustrative, thwarting.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. discouraging. Opposite of encouraging.
  
     Syn: disappointing.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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