Thursday, September 02, 1999
chagrin noun [shuh-GRIN] Acute vexation, annoyance, or embarrassment, arising from disappointment or failure.
Definitions for chagrin
- Acute vexation, annoyance, or embarrassment, arising from disappointment or failure.
- To unsettle or vex by disappointment or humiliation; to mortify.
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Citations for chagrin
He ran away to the recruiting office at Ottumwa, a river port where Union soldiers were transported east--how he got to the town, a good half-day journey by wagon, isn't clear--and to his chagrin, he found his father waiting there.
He noted with chagrin how little hair clung to his head.
Origin of chagrin
Chagrin is from the French, from chagrin, "sad."