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chagrin

cha·grin

chagrin

 
 
pronunciation:
sh grIn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: embarrassment or humiliation arising from disappointment or failure.
Much to his chagrin, he realized that it was his error that had caused all the damage.
antonyms:
pride
similar words:
disappointment, dismay, embarrassment, humiliation, mortification, shame
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: chagrined, chagrining, chagrinned, chagrinning, chagrins
definition: to cause to feel chagrin.
He was chagrined to discover that he had arrived too late collect the prize money.
similar words:
abash, disappoint, dismay, embarrass, humiliate, mortify, shame
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