Word of the Day: Chagrin

chagrin

cha-grin / shə-grĭn

 

noun

1. a feeling of annoyance or embarrassment because one has failed

Physical pain is easily forgotten, but a moral chagrin lasts indefinitely.

Santiago Ramon y Cajal, 1852 – 1934

 

verb

1. to make someone feel embarrassed or humiliated

If the good people, in their wisdom, shall see fit to keep me in the background, I have been too familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined.

Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865