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English definition of “chagrin”


noun [U]     /ˈʃæɡ.rɪn/ formal
disappointment or anger , especially when caused by a failure or mistake : My children have never shown an interest in music , much to my chagrin.Disappointing yourself and others chagrined     /-rɪnd/ adjective
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