Cha·grin n. Vexation; mortification.
I must own that I felt rather vexation and chagrin than hope and satisfaction. --Richard Porson.
Hear me, and touch Belinda with chagrin. --Pope.
Syn: -- Vexation; mortification; peevishness; fretfulness; disgust; disquiet.
Usage: Chagrin, Vexation, Mortification. These words agree in the general sense of pain produced by untoward circumstances. Vexation is a feeling of disquietude or irritating uneasiness from numerous causes, such as losses, disappointments, etc. Mortification is a stronger word, and denotes that keen sense of pain which results from wounded pride or humiliating occurrences. Chagrin is literally the cutting pain produced by the friction of Shagreen leather; in its figurative sense, it varies in meaning, denoting in its lower degrees simply a state of vexation, and its higher degrees the keenest sense of mortification.
“Vexation arises chiefly from our wishes and views being crossed: mortification, from our self-importance being hurt; chagrin, from a mixture of the two.” --Crabb.
Cha·grin, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chagrined p. pr. & vb. n. Chargrining.] To excite ill-humor in; to vex; to mortify; as, he was not a little chagrined.
Cha·grin, a. Chagrined.
Cha·grin, v. i. To be vexed or annoyed.
n : strong feelings of embarrassment [syn: humiliation, mortification]
v : cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his
colleague by criticising him in front of the boss" [syn:
humiliate, mortify, humble, abase]