Chagrin is a noun that represents an emotion or feeling and it's an uncomfortable one. If you feel chagrin, it means that you are embarrassed or distressed as a result of a failure.

The word chagrin, a noun, comes from the French word of the same spelling and means "melancholy, anxiety, vexation." An odd fact about the word in English is that it had been thought to be related to another, similar-sounding word, shagreen, "an untanned leather with a granular surface, prepared from the hide of a horse, shark, seal, etc." When one mistakes one word as a relative of another, it's called "false etymology."

Definitions of chagrin

n strong feelings of embarrassment

humiliation, mortification
Type of:
the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public

v cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

abase, humble, humiliate, mortify
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crush, demolish, smash
humiliate or depress completely
degrade, demean, disgrace, put down, take down
reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation
dehumanise, dehumanize
deprive of human qualities
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bruise, hurt, injure, offend, spite, wound
hurt the feelings of

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