Chagrin

[ʃ_ˈa_ɡ_ɹ_ɪ_n], [ʃˈaɡɹɪn], [ʃˈaɡɹɪn]

Definitions of chagrin:

  1.   cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
  2.   Vexation; ill- humour.
  3.   Chagrined.
  4.   Vexation; ill- humor.
  5.   That which wears or gnaws the mind: vexation: ill- humor.
  6.   To fret; to vex. See Shagresn.
  7.   To vex; mortify.
  8.   Vexation due to disappointment or mortification.
  9.   To excite ill- humor in; to vex; to mortify; as, he was not a little chagrined.
  10.   To vex or annoy.
  11.   Disappointment and wounded pride; mortification.
  12.   of low birth or station (` base' is archaic in this sense); " baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; " of humble ( or lowly) birth"
  13.   strong feelings of embarrassment
  14.   To be vexed or annoyed.
  15.   Vexation; mortification.
  16.   To humiliate; mortify.

Antonyms for chagrin:

glory, exultation, buoy, delight, encourage, rejoicing, inspirit, uphold, rally, triumph, animate, embolden, cheer.


Quotes for chagrin:

  1. I decided during my teens that I wasn't going to have the life of a concert pianist, much to the chagrin of a lot of people who had put a lot of money into me! – Cy Coleman
  2. Rounder Records decided to call the album Move It On Over, much to my chagrin but they knew what they were doing. It took off and to this day I can't figure out why. – George Thorogood
  3. I therefore shared fully the intense chagrin of the New York and other State delegations when, on the third ballot, Abraham Lincoln received a larger vote than Seward. – Henry Villard

Usage examples for chagrin:

  1. Then I forget my chagrin – The Man Upstairs and Other Stories by P. G. Wodehouse
  2. “ To his chagrin he found that she was not at home. ” – The Mayor of Warwick by Herbert M. Hopkins
  3. “ I must submit; I must smile and cover my chagrin – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  4. He was white with rage and chagrin furious at the failure of his last hope. ” – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  5. It broke down helplessly in the last mile, a treachery which caused its owner the deepest chagrin although it gave me the final touch for a humorous story of our outing, a sketch which I sold to Harper's Weekly. ” – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  6. That was the vision which shone before his eyes three years previously, when he sketched to his friends at Nice the plan of campaign, beginning at Savona and ending before the Austrian capital; and great was his chagrin at hearing the tidings of Moreau's success on April 20th. ” – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  7. “ To our great disappointment and chagrin we found that Mackenzie had no fish nets to sell. ” – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  8. The inspector stared at Malcolm Sage, chagrin in his look. ” – Malcolm Sage, Detective by Herbert George Jenkins
  9. There was a roughness about the Duchess of which she was herself conscious, but which she could not restrain, though she knew that it betrayed her chagrin – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  10. Then it was lighted by the fierce fires of rage and hatred, and marked with the chagrin of baffled plans. ” – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  11. You can fancy her chagrin when he devoted himself all the time to Prissie. ” – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  12. She still held the letter in her hand, greatly to the chagrin of Hepsey, who was interested in everything and had counted upon a peep at it. ” – Lavender and Old Lace by Myrtle Reed
  13. It does comfort one so to be able to feel sure that one knows how to tumble and how to retreat promptly and without chagrin – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  14. It was so strong a mixture of disappointment and chagrin as to make him instantly pathetic in her eyes. ” – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  15. Lady Carlyon, to cover her chagrin with seeming willingness writes and signs a letter. ” – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  16. Accordingly the nurse returned to El Abbas, without letter or answer; and when she came in to him, he saw that she was troubled and noted the marks of chagrin on her face; so he said to her, " What is this plight?" ” – Tales from the Arabic Volume 3 by John Payne
  17. It caused him much chagrin to see that they were getting on so very well. ” – The Depot Master by Joseph C. Lincoln
  18. Daisy laughed at Patty's unmistakable chagrin and ran away downstairs to claim her books. ” – Patty Blossom by Carolyn Wells
  19. “ Davis then commanded the crew to signify whether they were inclined to follow that mode of life, when, to his astonishment and chagrin the majority positively refused. ” – The Pirates Own Book by Charles Ellms
  20. When, however, he returned to the Indian camp, he found, to his chagrin that his companions had made no progress in the negotiation. ” – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman

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