Chagrin – meaning of the word and examples

Disappointment or anger, especially when caused by a failure or mistake. (Cambridge Dictionary)

A feeling of vexation, marked by disappointment or humiliation. (

Annoyance or distress at having failed or been humiliated. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Feel distressed or humiliated. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Disquietude or distress of mind caused by humiliation, disappointment, or failure. (Merriam – Webster)

Chagrin is a feeling of disappointment, upset, or annoyance, perhaps because of your own failure. (Collins Dictionary)


Much to your chagrin: A memoir of embarrassment.

Disappointment vs chagrin – what is the difference?


1 thought on “Chagrin – meaning of the word and examples

  1. I often use chagrin in my stories its a nice early 19th century word!

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