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Frustrated vs. Exasperated — What's the Difference?

Frustrated vs. Exasperated — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Frustrated and Exasperated

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Frustrated

Feeling or expressing distress and annoyance resulting from an inability to change or achieve something
Young people get frustrated with the system
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Exasperated

To make very angry or impatient; annoy greatly.
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Frustrated

(of a person) unable to follow or be successful in a particular career
A frustrated actor
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Exasperated

To increase the gravity or intensity of
"a scene ... that exasperates his rose fever and makes him sneeze" (Samuel Beckett).
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Frustrated

To prevent (someone) from accomplishing a purpose or fulfilling a desire; thwart
A persistent wind frustrated me as I tried to rake the leaves.
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Exasperated

Simple past tense and past participle of exasperate
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Frustrated

To cause feelings of discouragement, annoyance, or lack of fulfillment in
She was frustrated by his inability to remember her birthday.
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Exasperated

Having one's patience greatly taxed; greatly annoyed; made furious.
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Frustrated

To prevent from coming to fruition or fulfillment; render ineffectual
Frustrated his ambition.
Frustrated their scheme for reform.
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Exasperated

Made worse or more intense.
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Frustrated

Simple past tense and past participle of frustrate
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Exasperated

Greatly annoyed; out of patience;
Had an exasperated look on his face
Felt exasperated beyond endurance
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Frustrated

Foiled, stopped, disappointed.
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Frustrated

Suffering from frustration; dissatisfied, agitated, and/or discontent because one is unable to perform an action or fulfill a desire.
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Frustrated

(of a felony or serious criminal offense) Imperfect form of execution of a crime in that, despite performing all the acts that should produce it, the crime fails to be consummated.
A frustrated robbery may financially cripple the company or lead it to recover; a frustrated homicide or murder leaves the victim injured or wounded, not killed.
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Frustrated

Disappointingly unsuccessful;
Disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions
Their foiled attempt to capture Calais
Many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers
His best efforts were thwarted
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