- Feeling of disappointment or embarrassment over a setback or failure.
- Feeling of vexation or annoyance caused by the failure of one's own plans or the behavior of others.
From french chagrin ("shagreen, rough skin, vexation"), from old french chagrin ("rough skin, shagreen"), from old french chagrin ("rough, harsh"), from old norse skagi ("rough hill").
- The loss of the game brought chagrin to the team.
- He felt chagrin at his inability to find a job.
- The chagrin was visible on her face when she heard the news.
- The chagrin was palpable in the room after the announcement.
- The chagrin of the failure was difficult to overcome.