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chagrin

[shuh-grin]
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noun
  1. a feeling of vexation, marked by disappointment or humiliation.
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verb (used with object), cha·grined or cha·grinned, cha·grin·ing or cha·grin·ning.
  1. to vex by disappointment or humiliation: The rejection of his proposal chagrined him deeply.
  2. Obsolete. shagreen(def 1).
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Origin of chagrin

1650–60; < French < ?
Related formsun·cha·grined, adjective

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1. See shame.
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chagrin

noun
  1. a feeling of annoyance or mortification
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verb (tr)
  1. to embarrass and annoy; mortify
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Derived Formschagrined, adjective

Word Origin

C17: from French chagrin, chagriner, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for chagrined

chagrin

v.

1660s (implied in chagrined), from chagrin (n.). Related: Chagrined; chagrining.

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chagrin

n.

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.

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