from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A keen feeling of mental unease, as of annoyance or embarrassment, caused by failure, disappointment, or a disconcerting event: To her chagrin, the party ended just as she arrived.
- transitive v. To cause to feel chagrin; mortify or discomfit: He was chagrined at the poor sales of his book. See Synonyms at embarrass.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Distress of mind caused by a failure of aims or plans, want of appreciation, mistakes etc; vexation or mortification.
- v. To bother or vex; to mortify.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Vexation; mortification.
- transitive v. To excite ill-humor in; to vex; to mortify.
- intransitive v. To be vexed or annoyed.
- adj. Chagrined.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See shagreen.
- n. Mental disquiet and pain from the failure of aims or plans, want of appreciation, mistakes, etc.; mortification; vexation.
- n. Synonyms Vexation, etc. See mortification.
- To excite a feeling of chagrin in; vex; mortify.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. strong feelings of embarrassment
- v. cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
French, possibly from dialectal French chagraigner, to distress, become gloomy, from Old French graim, sorrowful, gloomy, of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French chagrin ("sorrow"). Prior to that, the etymology is unclear, with several theories – of Germanic or possibly Turkish origin. (Wiktionary)