Complete Definition of "chagrin"

English

Etymology
From F. term|chagrin|lang=fr||sorrow.

Pronunciation
enPR|shə-grĭn'
audio|en-us-chagrin.ogg|Audio (US)
IPA|/ʃəˈgɹɪn/

Noun
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  1. annoyance|Annoyance, vexation or discouragement.

#: He noted with chagrin the mounting pile of unfinished homework.

  1. distress|Distress of mind, plus a sense of embarrassment. Particularly used in situations which would not cause embarrassment for another person.

#: He is from a Welsh family, proudly lives in Wales, and speaks the language fluently. Much to his chagrin, though, he was actually born in London.

Usage notes
sense|distress of mind usually in the form to one’s chagrin

Translations
trans-top|annoyance, vexation or discouragement
Dutch: t|nl|verdriet|n, t|nl|irritatie|f
German: t-|de|Verdruss|m
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Russian: досада (dosáda) f, огорчение (ogorčénije) n
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trans-top|distress of mind, plus a sense of embarrassment
Dutch: t|nl|verdriet|n, t|nl|ongenoegen|n
German: t-|de|Verdruss|m
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ttbc|French: t+|fr|chagrin|m
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Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To bother or vex; to mortify.

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

Usage notes
The verb form is rarely found in other than passive voice.

Translations
trans-top|bother or vex; to mortify
Dutch: t|nl|vervelen, t-|nl|storen
German: t-|de|verdrießen
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Russian: досаждать (dosaždát'), огорчать (ogorčát')
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French

Pronunciation
IPA|lang=fr|/ʃa.ɡʁɛ̃/

Noun
fr-noun|m

  1. sorrow, grief, chagrin

Related terms
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