Know Your Next Word : chagrin
22. chagrin :verb & noun :
humiliation, embarrassed disappointmentusage : 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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