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Definition of Chagrin


  1. Vexation; mortification.
  2. To excite ill-humor in; to vex; to mortify; as, he was not a little chagrined.
  3. To be vexed or annoyed.
  4. Chagrined.

Chagrin Quotations

The secular world looks to the church and to its chagrin, finds no love, no life, no laughter, no hope and no happiness.
Rod Parsley

I decided during my teens that I wasn't going to have the life of a concert pianist, much to the chagrin of a lot of people who had put a lot of money into me!
Cy Coleman

We were in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. It's a nice town, but it's aggressively quaint. They've got a popcorn shop above a waterfall and parades that come through town. It's all-American.
Nick Robinson

Everybody knows I return all of my phone calls. I pick up my cell phone myself, much to the chagrin of my staff.
Joseph J. Lhota

I loved getting to Chagrin Falls, being by the falls; what a cute place it is.
Ed Asner
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Chagrin Translations

chagrin in Dutch is verdriet, bedroeven
chagrin in French is empoisonnements
chagrin in Italian is dispetto
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