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Definition of the noun chagrin

What does chagrin mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: chagrins

  1. strong feelings of embarrassment

Alternative definition of the noun chagrin


  1. Distress of mind caused by a failure of aims or plans, want of appreciation, mistakes etc; vexation or mortification.
  2. A type of leather or skin with a rough surface.

Definition of the verb chagrin

What does chagrin mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: chagrined / chagrinned (less preferred form) | chagrining / chagrinning (less preferred form) | chagrins

  1. cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

Alternative definition of the verb chagrin


  1. [transitive] To bother or vex; to mortify.


  1. "Chagrin" is a musical album of Kraken.
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    • released in (23 years ago)
  3. "Chagrin" is a composition.


"Chagrin" is a film, directed by Nahapet Sargsyan.

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Google previewFraser's Magazine (1843)

by James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch

The Peau de Chagrin is the other work of this author, to which we will now briefly advert. Its story is as follows:– A young student, ruined by dissition and extravagance, having lost is last napoleon at a ing-table, determines to destroy himself; ...

Google previewLexicon of Geologic Names of the United States for 1936-1960 (1966)

by Grace C. Keroher

Chagrin magnafacies1 Upper Devonian : Northwestern Pennsylvania. Original reference: K. E. Caster ...

Google previewEtymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of Difficult Words (1882)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Chagrin, shag'grln, v. sha.grln'. Sliagreen, the skin of sharks, Arc, made into leather; sliagreened, sha.grecnct ', covered with shagreen. Chagrin, vexation, to vex; chagrined (2 syl., one n). " Shagreen." made originally from the skin of the ...

Google previewA Stem Dictionary of the English Language (1890)

For Use in Elementary Schools by John Kennedy

Chagrin — melancholy ; chagrin (mortification). F. chagrin ...

Google previewA Dictionary of practical medicine (1858)

by James Copland

Suicide often is suggested by the emotions consequent upon reverses, wounded self- love, chagrin, and contrarieties of all kinds ; and by the violence or intensity of passion and anger : the enraged feelings, being incapable or unable to ...

Google previewChambers's Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1867)

by Robert Chambers

chagrin, shagreen, rough skin used for rasping or polishing wood.] Chain, chin, n. a series of links or rings passing through one another; a number of things coming after each other; anything that binds ; a measure, of 100 links, 66 feet lon .

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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)
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Scrabble value of C3H4A1G2R1I1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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