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chagrin


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chagrin  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chagrin  \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}.] 
  Vexation;  mortification. 
 
  I  must  own  that  I  felt  rather  vexation  and  chagrin  than 
  hope  and  satisfaction.  --Richard 
  Porson. 
 
  Hear  me  and  touch  Belinda  with  chagrin.  --Pope. 
 
  Syn:  Vexation;  mortification;  peevishness;  fretfulness; 
  disgust;  disquiet. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chagrin  \Cha*grin"\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  vexed  or  annoyed.  --Fielding. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chagrin  \Cha*grin"\,  a. 
  Chagrined.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chagrin 
  n  :  strong  feelings  of  embarrassment  [syn:  {humiliation},  {mortification}] 
  v  :  lower  in  esteem;  hurt  the  pride  of  [syn:  {humiliate},  {mortify}, 
  {humble},  {abase}] 




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