Word of the Day – Chagrin

Word of the Day : March 30, 2022


noun shuh-GRIN

What It Means

Chagrin refers to “a distress of mind caused by humiliation, disappointment, or failure.”

// To the chef’s chagrin, the sauce was too sweet.

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CHAGRIN in Context

“Baseball has invested a lot to keep casual fans interested. It has changed rules, to the chagrin of old-school fans like me, to shorten games.” — Paul Muschick, The Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania), 6 Mar. 2022

Did You know?

Chagrin comes from French, in which it means “grief,” “sorrow,” or essentially the same thing as English’s chagrin, and in which it is also an adjective meaning “sad.”