This will displease only hawks who pray for large-scale U.S. air attacks plus lots of U.S. aid and ground-level advice.
Davies said he disregarded these orders but did not want to displease a man he respected so much.
early 14c., from Old French desplais-, present tense stem of desplaisir "to displease" (13c.), from Latin displicere "displease," from dis- "not" (see dis-) + placere "to please" (see please). Related: Displeased; displeasing.