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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

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

I therefore shared fully the intense chagrin of the New York and other State delegations when, on the third ballot, Abraham Lincoln received a larger vote than Seward.
Henry Villard

Rounder Records decided to call the album Move It On Over, much to my chagrin but they knew what they were doing. It took off and to this day I can't figure out why.
George Thorogood
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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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