What does chagrin mean?

Definitions for chagrinʃəˈgrɪn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word chagrin.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chagrin, humiliation, mortification(verb)

    strong feelings of embarrassment

  2. humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase(verb)

    cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

    "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"


  1. chagrin(Noun)

    Distress of mind caused by a failure of aims or plans, want of appreciation, mistakes etc; vexation or mortification.

  2. chagrin(Noun)

    A type of leather or skin with a rough surface.

  3. chagrin(Verb)

    To bother or vex; to mortify.

    She was chagrined to note that the paint had dried into a blotchy mess.

  4. Origin: From chagrin. Prior to that, the etymology is unclear, with several theories – of Germanic or possibly Turkish origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chagrin(noun)

    vexation; mortification

  2. Chagrin(noun)

    to excite ill-humor in; to vex; to mortify; as, he was not a little chagrined

  3. Chagrin(verb)

    to be vexed or annoyed

  4. Chagrin(adj)


  5. Origin: [Cf. F. chagriner See Chagrin, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chagrin

    sha-grēn′, n. that which wears or gnaws the mind: vexation: annoyance.—v.t. to vex or annoy.—p.adj. Chagrined′. [Fr. chagrin, shagreen, rough skin, ill-humour.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chagrin in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chagrin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem:

    I hope the Dutch can get over their chagrin and say: 'Yes, we are annoyed with Europe, we are annoyed with this Dutch government, but we will still support Ukraine.

  2. Miller Moreover:

    To Netanyahu's chagrin, however, the Iranian threat is simply not the most important issue to voters in this election -- a fact that was true ahead of the last elections as well.

Images & Illustrations of chagrin

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Translations for chagrin

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • разочарование, огорчавам, огорчение, досаждамBulgarian
  • zarmoutit, zklamat, zármutekCzech
  • Verdruss, verdrießenGerman
  • mielipaha, olla pahoillaanFinnish
  • chagrinFrench
  • miabhadh, sàraichScottish Gaelic
  • mortificare, mortificazione, dispiacere, deludere, delusioneItalian
  • verdriet, vervelen, chagrijn, irritatie, storen, ongenoegenDutch
  • poczucie klęskiPolish
  • desgostoPortuguese
  • огорчение, огорчать, шагреневая кожа, досада, досаждатьRussian
  • förtretSwedish
  • 懊惱Chinese

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