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Adjective thwarting has 1 sense
- frustrating, frustrative, thwarting - preventing realization or attainment of a desire
Antonym: permissive (indirect, via preventive)
Noun thwarting has 1 sense
- frustration, thwarting, foiling - an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
--1 is a kind of hindrance, interference
Verb thwart has 1 sense
- thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
--1 is one way to prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
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