Meaning of “chagrin” in the English Dictionary

"chagrin" in English

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chagrinnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈʃæɡ.rɪn/ us /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.
adjective uk /ˈʃæɡ.rɪnd/ us /ˈʃæɡ.rɪnd/

(Definition of “chagrin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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chagrinnoun [ U ]

us /ʃəˈɡrɪn/

a feeling of being upset, disappointed, or annoyed, esp. because of a failure or mistake:

We grow lots of squash, much to my children’s chagrin.
adjective us /ʃəˈɡrɪnd/

She was chagrined to discover her mistake.

(Definition of “chagrin” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)