verb (used with object), cha·grined or cha·grinned, cha·grin·ing or cha·grin·ning.
- chagas' disease,
- chagos archipelago,
Origin of chagrin
Examples from the Web for chagrined
Liberals excited at the way you take after Alan Greenspan will be chagrined at your critiques of the New Deal.David Stockman on ‘The Great Deformation’ and Our Economic Doom|Daniel Gross|April 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Instead, the Paul Ryan talked about these days on the Hill is withdrawn, conflicted, chagrined, and unavailable.
But I was chagrined when a critic praised some of my dialogue when it was simply a phrase I borrowed from a real-life Chicago pol.
"Yes, she is acting contrary to my wishes," continued Mr. Lind, who saw that his visitor was anxious and chagrined.Sunrise|William Black
The Rebels, in hot pursuit, come down to the other bank, mortified and chagrined and enraged at his escape.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
He may be chagrined at first over his failure; but if failure follows failure, he soon ceases to care when unable to recite.The Recitation|George Herbert Betts
The chagrined sentry fired an angry shot, but they were already behind a clump of willows.Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6)|John McElroy
Now I feel aggrieved, and insulted, and chagrined, and many other awful things!Marjorie at Seacote|Carolyn Wells
Word Origin for chagrin
1660s (implied in chagrined), from chagrin (n.). Related: Chagrined; chagrining.
1650s, "melancholy," from French chagrin "melancholy, anxiety, vexation" (14c.), from Old North French chagreiner or Angevin dialect chagraigner "sadden," of unknown origin, perhaps [Gamillscheg] from Old French graignier "grieve over, be angry," from graigne "sadness, resentment, grief, vexation," from graim "sorrowful," of unknown origin, perhaps from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German gram "angry, fierce"). But OED and other sources trace it to an identical Old French word, borrowed into English phonetically as shagreen, meaning "rough skin or hide," of uncertain origin, the connecting notion being "roughness, harshness." Modern sense of "feeling of irritation from disappointment" is 1716.