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, "rough, untanned leather." When one mistakes one word as a relative of another, it's called "false etymology."

Definitions of chagrin
  1. noun
    strong feelings of embarrassment
    synonyms: humiliation, mortification
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    the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
  2. noun
    a feeling of annoyance or distress due to disappointment or failure
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    disappointment, letdown
    a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized
  3. verb
    cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    synonyms: 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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