Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: chagrin
IPA transcription: [ʃəɡɹ'ɪn]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: chagrin, humiliation, mortification
    Meaning: strong feelings of embarrassment
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase
    Meaning: cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"
Usage examples
  • On the arrival at the hut to my chagrin we found it filled with snow.
  • But the feeling of exultation soon passed and gave way wholly to chagrin.
  • We turned to the north between two, but to our chagrin they converged into chaotic disturbance.
  • And, so swiftly did the Red Cloud fly along that it carried the monoplane with it, to the chagrin of the French navigator.
  • His face looked exhausted; his reddened eyes hadn't been refreshed by sleep; his facial features expressed profound sadness, real chagrin.
  • Dick felt a mixture of chagrin and satisfaction as he crossed the river, chagrin that this great army should draw back, as McClellan's had been forced to draw back at the Seven Days, and satisfaction that they were safe for the time being and could prepare for a new start.