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English noun: chagrin

1. chagrin (feeling) strong feelings of embarrassment

Synonymshumiliation, mortification

Broader (hypernym)embarrassment

English verb: chagrin

1. chagrin (emotion) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

SamplesHe humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss.

ExamplesThe performance is likely to chagrin Sue

Synonymsabase, humble, humiliate, mortify

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bruise, hurt, injure, offend, spite, wound

Narrower (hyponym)crush, degrade, demean, demolish, disgrace, put down, smash, take down

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