Know Your Next Word : chagrin

22. chagrin :

verb & noun :

humiliation, embarrassed disappointment

usage :

  • Much to my chagrin, I began to giggle during the existentialism of the outfield

  • Doug was filled with chagrin when he lost the race because he had put his shoes on the wrong feet.

  • The word chagrin is sometimes used incorrectly to mean surprise. There is, how ever, a definite note of shame in chagrin.

  • To be chagrined is to feel humiliated or mortified.

  • The rejection of his proposal chagrined him deeply.

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