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chagrin

noun, verb

Definition: (n.) feelings of anger, humiliation, or disappointment about something; (v.) to frustrate or disappoint someone

Synonyms: (n.) disappointment, dismay, shame, humiliation, confusion, annoyance, (v.) dismay, embarrass, humiliate, shame, confuse, frustrate, disappoint

Antonyms: (n.) contentment, (v.) impress, satisfy, gladden

Tips: The popular phrase "much to the chagrin of…" is widely used when referring to disappointment or dismay over something.

Usage Examples:

The CEO and the COO, the executives who many believe drove the company into bankruptcy, were able to keep their jobs, much to the chagrin of the employees who were laid off. (dismay, confusion) noun

The executives moved forward with the plan, much to the chagrin of the advisory board who strongly opposed the plan. (disappointment, dismay) noun

Mary was chagrinned when John didn't show up for their date. (humiliated, dismayed) verb

Much to my chagrin, my boss pointed out my mistake in front of several of my coworkers. (humiliation, embarrassment, annoyance) noun


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