chagrin :

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shuh grin

  • n  strong feelings of embarrassment
  • v  cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

  • Much to the chagrin and exasperation of the music producers, the piracy of music continues unabated.
  • William remains smiling and unperturbed even as chagrin and defeat surround him.
  • To the chagrin of the priests, the politicians would not let the controversy surrounding the mysterious death of an inmate of the temple die down.
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  • Ralph Klein in
    We will proceed to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, much to our chagrin, following proclamation of the federal Civil Marriage Act,Klein said in a press conference in Calgary Tuesday.
  • Charles Schumer in International Herald Tribune
    You can imagine our chagrin, you can imagine how upset we were to learn that, of all people, the Port Authority is throwing a monkey wrench in this deal,said Schumer, adding: "I wouldn't call it a shakedown in the traditional sense, but I...
  • David Paterson in New York Times
    I thought he was gracious to me,Mr. Paterson said. "He asked me how I was feeling; he expressed a little chagrin about the process in this situation."

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