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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: chagrin 'sad'

chagrin

1 noun
     
chag‧rin1 [uncountable]
annoyance and disappointment because something has not happened the way you hoped
to somebody's chagrin
Much to her chagrin, I got the job.

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