Foil and Frustrate


Foil verb - To prevent from achieving a goal.
Usage example: in popular fiction the hero will always foil the villain's plans

Frustrate is a synonym for foil in thwart topic. In some cases you can use "Frustrate" instead a verb "Foil", when it comes to topics like activity, allow, baffle, circumvent. popular alternative

Nearby Words: foiled, foiling


Frustrate verb - To prevent from achieving a goal.
Usage example: a multitude of conflicting opinions frustrated me in my attempt to find a computer that best suits my needs

Foil is a synonym for frustrate in thwart topic. You can use "Foil" instead a verb "Frustrate", if it concerns topics such as activity, allow, baffle. popular alternative

Nearby Words: frustration, frustrating

Common collocations

character foil character frustrate character
time foil time frustrate time
plan foil plan frustrate plan
scheme foil scheme frustrate scheme
Other words: plans, attacks, enemies, attempts.
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