Word of the Week Wednesday: chagrin


This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: chagrin.

Chagrin is not a very rarely used word, but I’ve always found it just uncommon enough to be interesting.  As both a noun and a verb, I also find it quite usefully.

As a noun, it refers to a feeling of humiliation or disappointment.  As a verb, it means to cause such feelings.

Used in a sentence for each part of speech:

Noun: “Much to my chagrin, they were completely sold out of Twinkies.”

Verb: “He was chagrined to discover that the appointment he had rushed to was scheduled for the previous day.”

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About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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