chagrined

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

chagrined

  1. simple past tense and past participle of chagrin

Adjective[edit]

chagrined (comparative more chagrined, superlative most chagrined)

  1. Feeling chagrin (at something); vexed; fretful.[First attested in the early 18th century, replacing the adjective chagrin.]
    She was chagrined to note that the paint had dried into a blotchy mess.
    • 1769, Arthur Murphy, Genuine Memoirs of the Life and Adventures of the Celebrated Miss Ann Elliot, London: J. Fell & J. Roson, p. 92,[1]
      [] she had nothing but paste ornaments about her; and therefore, observing her own diamonds on a celebrated courtezan, was so excessively, and indeed justly chagrined, that she left the play-house before the representation was concluded.
    • 1835, Edward Allan Poe, “Hans Phaall—A Tale” in Southern Literary Messenger, June, 1835, Volume I, No. 10, p. 569,[2]
      [] I felt in both my breeches pockets, and missing therefrom a set of tablets and a tooth-pick case, I endeavored to account for their disappearance, and, not being able to do so, felt inexpressibly chagrined.
    • 1921, Harold Hunter Armstrong as Henry G. Aikman, Zell, London: Jonathan Cape, Chapter Two, p. 115,[3]
      “She’ll pay it,” Mr. O’Dell told Mr. Jenks with the chagrined expression of a restrained bulldog.
    • 2003, Don DeLillo, Cosmopolis, New York: Scribner, 2004, Part Two, p. 129,[4]
      He searched his pockets for money, feeling a little foolish, a little chagrined, having made and lost sums that could colonize a planet, but the woman was moving up the street on shoes with flapping soles and there were no bills or coins in any case to find inside his pants, or documents of any kind.