Definition of


  1. (noun, feeling) strong feelings of embarrassment
  2. (verb, emotion) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

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Alternate forms of Chagrin

Derivations: chagrin

Hyponyms: crush, degrade, demean, demolish, disgrace, put down, smash, take down

Hypernyms: bruise, embarrassment, hurt, injure, offend, spite, wound

Origin of the word Chagrin

  1. 1656, "melancholy," from Fr. (15c.), via Angevin dial. chagraigner "sadden" from O.Fr. graignier "grief, vexation," from graim "sorrowful," from a Gmc. source, perhaps Frank. *gram (cf. O.H.G. gram "angry, fierce"). Modern sense is 1716. more

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