- The practice of making someone's efforts ineffective
- The experience or particular instance of feeling incapable of achieving a purpose
- An event or circumstances that make someone incapable of achieving their objective
- A legal principle in contract law where individuals involved in a contract might be exempted from fulfilling it, although it's technically still feasible to do so, if an unforeseeable incident or situation not caused by either party nullifies or substantially alters the purpose of the contract
- The frustration of the intention behind the contract led to a legal dispute.
- After the unexpected event, they claimed frustration to avoid performance of the contract.
- Due to frustration, they were exempted from fulfilling their contract commitments.