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6 definitions found
 for chagrin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chagrin \Cha*grin"\, n. [F., fr. chagrin shagreen, a particular
     kind of rough and grained leather; also a rough fishskin used
     for graters and files; hence (Fig.), a gnawing, corroding
     grief. See Shagreen.]
     Vexation; mortification.
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           I must own that I felt rather vexation and chagrin than
           hope and satisfaction.                   --Richard
                                                    Porson.
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           Hear me, and touch Belinda with chagrin. --Pope.
  
     Syn: Vexation; mortification; peevishness; fretfulness;
          disgust; disquiet.
  
     Usage: Chagrin, Vexation, Mortification. These words
            agree in the general sense of pain produced by
            untoward circumstances. Vexation is a feeling of
            disquietude or irritating uneasiness from numerous
            causes, such as losses, disappointments, etc.
            Mortification is a stronger word, and denotes that
            keen sense of pain which results from wounded pride or
            humiliating occurrences. Chagrin is literally the
            cutting pain produced by the friction of Shagreen
            leather; in its figurative sense, it varies in
            meaning, denoting in its lower degrees simply a state
            of vexation, and its higher degrees the keenest sense
            of mortification. "Vexation arises chiefly from our
            wishes and views being crossed: mortification, from
            our self-importance being hurt; chagrin, from a
            mixture of the two."                    --Crabb.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chagrin \Cha*grin"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chagrined; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Chargrining.] [Cf. F. chagriner See Chagrin, n.]
     To excite ill-humor in; to vex; to mortify; as, he was not a
     little chagrined.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chagrin \Cha*grin"\, v. i.
     To be vexed or annoyed. --Fielding.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chagrin \Cha*grin"\, a.
     Chagrined. --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  chagrin
      n 1: strong feelings of embarrassment [syn: chagrin,
           humiliation, mortification]
      v 1: cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his
           colleague by criticising him in front of the boss" [syn:
           humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "chagrin":
     abash, abashment, cast down, confound, confuse, confusion,
     discomfit, discomfiture, discompose, discomposure, disconcert,
     disconcertion, disconcertment, discountenance, distress,
     disturbance, embarrass, embarrassment, mortification, mortify,
     put out, throw into confusion, upset
  
  

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