Definitions for: Chagrin

[n] strong feelings of embarrassment
[v] cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

I must own that I felt rather vexation and chagrin than
hope and satisfaction. --Richard

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.

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.

Cha*grin", v. i.
To be vexed or annoyed. --Fielding.

Cha*grin", a.
Chagrined. --Dryden.

Synonyms: abase, humble, humiliate, humiliation, mortification, mortify

See Also: bruise, crush, degrade, demean, demolish, disgrace, embarrassment, hurt, injure, offend, put down, spite, wound

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