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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
  • Chagrined, Kit jerked at another dropped stitch. It was true, sometimes when William and Judith were talking about the house it was all she could do to keep her mind from wandering.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • chagrined = embarrassed or disappointed in herself
  • 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
  • "I am chagrined," he said with dignity, "that I have not controlled my own household."
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • chagrined = embarrassed and disappointed
  •   "Don't the servants do that?" she inquired.
      "We have no servants," said her aunt quietly.
      Surprise and chagrin left Kit speechless.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • chagrin = embarrassment
  • Kit hesitated, chagrined.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • chagrined = disappointed
  • 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

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