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chagrin

[shuh-grin] /ʃəˈgrɪn/
noun
1.
a feeling of vexation, marked by disappointment or humiliation.
verb (used with object), chagrined or chagrinned, chagrining or chagrinning.
2.
to vex by disappointment or humiliation:
The rejection of his proposal chagrined him deeply.
3.
Obsolete, shagreen (def 1).
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < French < ?
Related forms
unchagrined, adjective
Synonyms
1. See shame.
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British Dictionary definitions for chagrinned

chagrin

/ˈʃæɡrɪn/
noun
1.
a feeling of annoyance or mortification
verb (transitive)
2.
to embarrass and annoy; mortify
Derived Forms
chagrined, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from French chagrin, chagriner, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for chagrinned

chagrin

n.

1650s, "melancholy," from French chagrin "melancholy, anxiety, vexation" (14c.), from Old North French chagreiner or Angevin dialect chagraigner "sadden," of unknown origin, perhaps [Gamillscheg] from Old French graignier "grieve over, be angry," from graigne "sadness, resentment, grief, vexation," from graim "sorrowful," of unknown origin, perhaps from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German gram "angry, fierce"). But OED and other sources trace it to an identical Old French word, borrowed into English phonetically as shagreen, meaning "rough skin or hide," of uncertain origin, the connecting notion being "roughness, harshness." Modern sense of "feeling of irritation from disappointment" is 1716.

v.

1660s (implied in chagrined), from chagrin (n.). Related: Chagrined; chagrining.

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