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CHAGRIN, n. Ill-humor; vexation; peevishness; fretfulness.

CHAGRIN, v.t. To excite ill-humor in; to vex; to mortify.

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CHAGRIN, n. Ill-humor; vexation; peevishness; fretfulness.

CHAGRIN, v.t. To excite ill-humor in; to vex; to mortify.

CHA-GRIN', n. [Fr. This word applied to a particular kind of skin, or leather, is said to be derived from a Turkish word, sagri, Fr. croupe. The skin is dressed so as to present on its surface little eminences. See Shagreen.]

Ill humor; vexation; peevishness; fretfulness. – Pope.

CHA-GRIN', v.t. [Fr. chagriner.]

To excite ill humor in; to vex; to mortify.

  1. 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.

    Syn. -- Vexation; mortification; peevishness; fretfulness; disgust; disquiet. 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.

  2. To excite ill-humor in] to vex; to mortify; as, he was not a little chagrined.
  3. To be vexed or annoyed.

  4. Chagrined.

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CHAGRIN, noun Ill-humor; vexation; peevishness; fretfulness.

CHAGRIN, verb transitive To excite ill-humor in; to vex; to mortify.

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