Chagrin meaning

shə-grĭn
The definition of chagrin is a feeling of embarrassment caused by failure or disappointment.

An example of chagrin is feeling frustrated because you didn't complete a course paper in time.

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A keen feeling of mental unease, as of annoyance or embarrassment, caused by failure, disappointment, or a disconcerting event.

To her chagrin, the party ended just as she arrived.

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To cause to feel chagrin; mortify or discomfit.

He was chagrined at the poor sales of his book.

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A feeling of embarrassment or distress because one has failed or been disappointed.
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To cause to feel chagrin; embarrass or distress.
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Distress of mind caused by a failure of aims or plans, want of appreciation, mistakes etc; vexation or mortification.
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A type of leather or skin with a rough surface.
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To bother or vex; to mortify.

She was chagrined to note that the paint had dried into a blotchy mess.

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(intransitive) To be vexed or annoyed.

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Origin of chagrin

  • French possibly from dialectal French chagraigner to distress, become gloomy from Old French graim sorrowful, gloomy of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From dialectical French chagraigner (“to be gloomy, distress”), from chat (“cat”) + Old French graim (“sorrow, gloom; sorrowful, gloomy”), from Frankish gram, a loan translation of German Katzenjammer (“drunken hang-over”), from Katzen (“cats”) + jammer (“distress, sorrow, lament”). Akin to German Gram, Old Norse gramr (“wroth”) (whence Danish gram), Old English grama (“anger”), grim (“grim, gloomy”) (Modern English grim).

    From Wiktionary

  • Another theory derives French chagrin from the verb chagriner, in its turn from Old French grigner, which is of Germanic origin and cognate to English grin.. More at cat, grim, grimace, grin, yammer.

    From Wiktionary

  • From French chagrin (“sorrow”). Prior to that, the etymology is unclear, with several theories – of Germanic.

    From Wiktionary