PRONUNCIATION: (fruhs-TRAY-nee-uhs)

MEANING: adjective: Useless; unprofitable.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin frustra (in vain). Earliest documented use: 1643.


FRUSTRANEOUS (the Identity transformation) - instant non-gratification
(alternatively FLUSTRANEOUS - throwing immediately into a tizzy)

FAUSTRANEOUS - having nothing at all to do with the man who bargained with the Devil

FRUITRANEOUS - our boxcars are full of apples and pears and oranges