Mar. 3rd, 2017

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frustraneous (frus-TRAY-nee-uhs) - adj., leading to frustration, useless, unprofitable.


Like yesterday's word, this looks like another colorful 19th-century American coinage but isn't, in this case looking like a someone put a Latinate ending on frustrating -- instead, it's a 17th century importation from Latin. I like it. For what it's worth, the root frustra means in vain.

---L.

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