The bloodiest instance of displacement occurred in Turkman Gate, a slum whose inhabitants were overwhelmingly Muslim.
However tragic the displacement of some workers was, on a net basis, companies like Bain help fuel economic growth.
Maybe this is a displacement of his wish to talk about his dead sister, who he never really got a chance to mourn.
displacement dis·place·ment (dĭs-plās'mənt)
Removal from the normal location or position.
A defense mechanism in which there is an unconscious shift of emotions, affect, or desires from the original object to a more acceptable or immediate substitute.
A chemical reaction in which an atom, a radical, or a molecule replaces another in a compound.