from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective feeling vexed, especially due to feeling inferior or unworthy and hence embarrassed.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of chagrin.

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  • adjective feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious


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  • La Peau de Chagrin, novel by Honore de Balzac, I thought it was French word and was surprised to hear it from American friend

    meaning is a kind of similar, it is sort of magic leather shrinking with every wish leather fulfilled to the owner

    May 16, 2009