• WordNet 3.6
    • v chagrin cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"
    • n chagrin strong feelings of embarrassment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead learned to play slide guitar on stage much to the chagrin of Jerry Garcia.
    • a Chagrin Chagrined.
    • v. i Chagrin To be vexed or annoyed.
    • v. t Chagrin To excite ill-humor in; to vex; to mortify; as, he was not a little chagrined .
    • n Chagrin Vexation; mortification. "I must own that I felt rather vexation and chagrin than hope and satisfaction.""Hear me, and touch Belinda with chagrin ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chagrin See shagreen.
    • n chagrin Mental disquiet and pain from the failure of aims or plans, want of appreciation, mistakes, etc.; mortification; vexation.
    • n chagrin Synonyms Vexation, etc. See mortification.
    • chagrin To excite a feeling of chagrin in; vex; mortify.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chagrin sha-grēn′ that which wears or gnaws the mind: vexation: annoyance
    • v.t Chagrin to vex or annoy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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


In literature:

The Duke of Orleans, chagrined and humiliated, retired to Blois.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
Then he reached for his hat, and without another word stalked out of the house, his features convulsed with anger and chagrin.
"Baseball Joe Around the World" by Lester Chadwick
He took it and looked at it, and a great astonishment and a great chagrin screwed his eyes and slackened his lower jaw.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
Essex showed, and apparently felt, no very acute chagrin.
"Raleigh" by Edmund Gosse
Ralph glanced at the man, smiled at him, and promptly complied, chagrined at his failure.
"The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet" by Kenneth Ward
For a time, Hendrik was again chagrined to think that the rival hunter had been more successful than himself.
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Fatigue, disappointment, and chagrin, had for the moment paralysed my strength.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
Anger, surprise and chagrin swept the elfish face of the French girl.
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
The expression of chagrin gives place to one of simple disappointment.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
It had been done to increase my anger and chagrin.
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
His face showed the keenest disappointment and chagrin.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
John Egerton felt chagrined at her evident anxiety to return.
"Duncan Polite" by Marian Keith
Colonel John, a little breathed, and perhaps a little chagrined also, dropped his point.
"The Wild Geese" by Stanley John Weyman
He glowered as if chagrined at the engineer's laughter at his mistake.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
The proud duellist, thus for the first time in his life discomfited, was chagrined beyond endurance.
"Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi" by John S. C. Abbott
He was chagrined to find Stuart gone, but now was greatly relieved that such was the fact.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
The Irish Nationalists are chagrined, because of the success of five Unionists in Ireland.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
This matter is not yet public, and will undoubtedly chagrin the Court of Vienna.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX" by Various
Having read it, she threw back her head and laughed in bitter chagrin.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
To their chagrin, however, instead of all three, only one of them was led off; the other two being commanded by gestures to keep their ground.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

MOSCON. How? why so?
Need I be chagrined to know,
If the girl's not mine, that she
Thus to you her debt did pay.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
``Why is it that all raptures cloy?
Though men extol, though women bless,
Why are we still chagrined with joy,
Dissatisfied with happiness?
"At The Gate Of The Convent" by Alfred Austin
There once was a corpulent carp
Who wanted to play on a harp,
But to his chagrin
So short was his fin
That he couldn't reach up to C sharp.
"The Musical Carp" by Carolyn Wells
The nose-end that twitches, the old imperfections—-
Tolerable now as moles on the face
Put up with until chagrin gives place
To a wry complaisance—-
"The Companionable Ills" by Sylvia Plath
Growing old and older, I was told to my chagrin
That the futile sad shadow was a god's own son;
That my brave companion was a man of sin,
And all the good he did was a thing undone.
"Heretic" by Benjamin Musser
The austere sun descends above the fen,
an orange cyclops-eye, scorning to look
longer on this landscape of chagrin;
feathered dark in thought, I stalk like a rook,
brooding as the winter night comes on.
"Winter Landscape, With Rooks" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

A Garfield Heights man suspected in a string of recent area bank robberies was arrested Nov 21 after attempting an eighth heist at PNC Bank on Chagrin Boulevard.
Meet Santa's reindeer, enjoy Gingerbread Tea:What to do in Chagrin Falls this weekend.
If you're any kind of beauty aficionado, chances are you have a Holy Grail product: It's that one item you can't live without, but much to your chagrin, it's hard to come by.
THEFTS, CEDAR ROAD: A Chagrin Falls woman, 62, was shopping at Whole Foods Market at Cedar Center Nov 20.
SAN DIEGO — Norv Turner is still coaching the Chargers, perhaps to the chagrin of some fans, as San Diego pulled to 4-4 at the season's midpoint.
Matt Iammarino, Chagrin Falls, 5-7, 145, jr. Nelson Perry, Peninsula Woodridge, 5-11, 155, sr.
THEFTS, CHAGRIN BOULEVARD: A Painesville man, 64, was caught trying to steal $210 worth of wine from Heinen's Nov 16.
Another setback for home rule --Chagrin Solon Sun editorial.
Recently, Yahoo's Trending sited the "25 most dangerous cities in the U.S." To my chagrin, Rockford was listed as #11.
Shock and Chagrin' Over Intelligent Design's Designs.
Chagrin Falls Intermediate School Chinese teacher Ning-Lun Chang is shown with her 28 students at the recent Confucius Birthday Celebration event at Cleveland State University.
Federated Church invites the community 7 pm Nov 14 for a meditative gathering around the indoor labyrinth in the Chapel at 76 Bell Street, in Chagrin Falls.
This scene is somewhere in the Chagrin Solon Sun area.
If you believe you recognize the scene in the picture, send your guess to news editor Robert Nozar at or Go Seek, c/o Chagrin Solon Sun, 5510 Cloverleaf Parkway, Cleveland 44125.
The lodge is at 37374 Miles Road in Cleveland Metroparks South Chagrin Reservation.

In science:

As I learned long ago to my own chagrin, competing directly in programming with him can be an embarrassing experience, but working alongside him is, on the contrary, at once pleasant and educational.
Computation in Coxeter groups II. Minimal roots
However, to our chagrin, nea r-angle scattering due to mid-frequency errors negatively impacte d the encircled energy.
The Making of the Chandra X-ray Observatory: the Project Scientist's Perspective
When Dirac attempted to combine special relativity with quantum mechanics, he came up with the Dirac equation and discovered (to his chagrin) that it contained a new CPT symmetry which required the existence of a CPT partner, or antiparticle for every known particle.
The Particle- and Astro-Physics of Dark Matter
After the seminar, in the parking lot coming back from lunch, Julian Schwinger remarked that the extra degree of freedom implicit in the parastatistics model ought to play a dynamical role. A prescient comment, which to my chagrin I did not follow up.
Color, from baryon spectroscopy to qcd