toggle menu
1000+ books


used in a sentence
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition a bad feeling such as embarrassment, disappointment, or annoyance — especially due to a disconcerting event, mistake or other blow to the ego
  • I bragged about how good our team was and then, much to my chagrin, we lost.
chagrin = bad feeling such as embarrassment or disappointment
  • The state cut education funding, much to the chagrin of our school board.
  • chagrin = disappointment
  • Wrong time, wrong place, much to Bree's chagrin.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • chagrin = bad feeling such as embarrassment, disappointment, or annoyance
  • The chagrin in her tone was not because I was upset, but because she did not like being wrong.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • chagrin = ill feeling of embarrassment
  • Newspapers called them, to their chagrin, Genbaku Otome, a phrase that was translated into English, literally, as A-Bomb Maidens.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • chagrin = bad feeling such as embarrassment, disappointment, or annoyance
  • Then they went from jeweler to jeweler, searching for a necklace like the other, trying to recall it, both sick with chagrin and grief.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
  • chagrin = bad feeling due to a mistake
  • She drew back quickly with a cry, half of fear, half of chagrin.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • chagrin = embarrassment
  • "Three days' penalty with work."
    "What for, citizen chief?" asked Shukhov with more chagrin than he felt in his voice.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • chagrin = annoyance
  • Gaston hung down his head with evident chagrin.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Ten Years Later
  • Amusement and chagrin seemed to be struggling for the mastery, until the former suddenly carried the day, and he burst into a hearty laugh.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  A Study In Scarlet
  • Many were the complaints below, and great the chagrin of the head cook at her failures.
    Alcott, Louisa May  --  Little Women
  • Through his pain and chagrin he smiled, for Tarzan had seen young ape mothers before.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  Jungle Tales of Tarzan
  • To the great chagrin of Reactionists, it has drawn from under the feet of industry the national ground on which it stood.
    Marx, Karl & Engles, Frederick  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • For half a day the ape-man had been either carrying or supporting Smith-Oldwick and now, to his chagrin, he saw that the girl was faltering.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  Tarzan the Untamed
  • Oona made no effort to hide her surprise and chagrin that Ivan was not dead, but went on:
    London, Jack  --  Love of Life And Other Stories
  • When I looked again to horror was added chagrin, for with the emerging of the U-boat I had recognized her as a product of our own shipyard.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  The Land That Time Forgot
  • The chagrin of his rival was to pay for all the inconvenience which he incurred himself.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Black Tulip
  • As I gained my feet the therns lowered their wicked rifles, their faces distorted in mingled chagrin, consternation, and alarm.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  The Gods of Mars
  • Monsieur, since the last chagrin she suffered, her majesty has been unwell.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Man in the Iron Mask
  • Then I forget my chagrin.
    Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville  --  The Man Upstairs and Other Stories

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list —®
Search for other examples by interest
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Wikipedia®