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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.
tr.v. cha·grined, cha·grin·ing, cha·grins
To cause to feel chagrin; mortify or discomfit: He was chagrined at the poor sales of his book. See Synonyms at embarrass.

[French, possibly from dialectal French chagraigner, to distress, become gloomy, from Old French graim, sorrowful, gloomy, of Germanic origin.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.chagrined - feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-consciouschagrined - feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious; "felt abashed at the extravagant praise"; "chagrined at the poor sales of his book"; "was embarrassed by her child's tantrums"
discomposed - having your composure disturbed; "looked about with a wandering and discomposed air"


[ˈʃægrɪnd] adj (= upset) → contrarié(e)
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With a look of disgust and chagrined disappointment on his face, Professor Beecher turned to the other scientists and said:
Looking somewhat chagrined, he put the coin into Hepzibah's hand, and departed, sending the second Jim Crow in quest of the former one.
Chagrined and surprised, they were obliged, though unwillingly, to turn back, for no shelter was nearer than their own house.
Yet when the vehicle drew up he was sensibly chagrined to recognise the port-wine cabman of the night before.
I cannot say I was chagrined or downcast by the contrast which the reality of a pensionnat de demoiselles presented to my vague ideal of the same community; I was only enlightened and amused; consequently, I felt in no disposition to complain to Mdlle.
In so far as the hunt was concerned, the day was a failure, for we did not see a single orluk; but this proved more than fortunate for us, since the yellow men were so chagrined by their misfortune that they would not enter the city by the same gate by which they had left it in the morning, as it seemed that they had made great boasts to the captain of that gate about their skill at this dangerous sport.
Then they stood on the bank shivering, and so chagrined and so grieved, that they merited holiest compassion.
I was chagrined, and then I insisted stoutly with myself that, as it was not Mary, it must be Mary's jacket.
The following morning Abdul Mourak was enraged and chagrined to discover that this huge, black prisoner had escaped during the night, while Werper was terrified for the same reason, until his trembling fingers discovered the pouch still in its place beneath his shirt, and within it the hard outlines of its contents.
Could Go-lat have known what passed through her mind, he must have been terribly chagrined, though the chances are that he would have attributed it to a lack of discernment on her part.
He had been terribly chagrined on discovering the mistake he had made in the identity of the baby, but once the young woman became convinced that his motives were truly chivalrous she would not permit him longer to upbraid himself for the error that he could not by any means have avoided.