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Definition of Chagrin
ChagrinChagrin Cha*grin", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chagrined; p. pr. &
vb. n. Chargrining.] [Cf. F. chagriner See Chagrin, n.]
To excite ill-humor in; to vex; to mortify; as, he was not a
little chagrined. ChagrinChagrin Cha*grin", n. [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.]
I must own that I felt rather vexation and chagrin than
hope and satisfaction. --Richard
Hear me, and touch Belinda with chagrin. --Pope.
Syn: Vexation; mortification; peevishness; fretfulness;
Usage: Chagrin, Vexation, Mortification. These words
agree in the general sense of pain produced by
untoward circumstances. Vexation is a feeling of
disquietude or irritating uneasiness from numerous
causes, such as losses, disappointments, etc.
Mortification is a stronger word, and denotes that
keen sense of pain which results from wounded pride or
humiliating occurrences. Chagrin is literally the
cutting pain produced by the friction of Shagreen
leather; in its figurative sense, it varies in
meaning, denoting in its lower degrees simply a state
of vexation, and its higher degrees the keenest sense
of mortification. ``Vexation arises chiefly from our
wishes and views being crossed: mortification, from
our self-importance being hurt; chagrin, from a
mixture of the two.' --Crabb.
Chagrin Cha*grin", v. i.
To be vexed or annoyed. --Fielding.
Chagrin Cha*grin", a.
Meaning of Chagrin from wikipedia
(leather), a type of rawhide consisting
of rough untanned
(surname), a Hebrew-language surname Chagrin
- Chagrin Falls
is a village
County, Ohio, United States
and is a suburb
Ohio's Cleveland-Akron-Canton metropolitan...
- Julian Chagrin
(born 22 February
1940) is a British-Israeli comedy
actor. He is the husband
and comedian Rolanda Chagrin
- The Chagrin River
Ohio. The river
has two branches, the Aurora Branch
and East Branch. Of three hypotheses
as to the origin
- The Chagrin Falls waterfalls
are waterfalls spouting
off of the Chagrin River
in the center
of the village
Falls, Ohio. At the waterfall
- La Peau de chagrin
(French pronunciation: [la po də ʃaɡʁɛ̃], The Skin of Shagreen), known
as The Wild ****'s Skin is an 1831 novel
- Rolanda Chagrin
(born 7 February
1957) is an Israeli actress
and comedian. Rolanda Chagrin
was born in Bucharest
on 1961. Her...
- The Chagrin Falls Popcorn
in 1875, is a popcorn
in the village
County, Ohio. It was...
- The Chagrin Shale
is a shale geologic formation
in the eastern United States
that is approximately
365 million years
old. The Chagrin Shale
is a gray...
is a Hebrew-language surname. Notable people
with the surname
include: Francis Chagrin
(1905-1972), Romanian-born British composer Julian
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