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displease

[dis-pleez] /dɪsˈpliz/
verb (used with object), displeased, displeasing.
1.
to incur the dissatisfaction, dislike, or disapproval of; offend; annoy:
His reply displeased the judge.
verb (used without object), displeased, displeasing.
2.
to be unpleasant; cause displeasure:
Bad weather displeases.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English desplesen < Anglo-French, Middle French desplaisir. See dis-1, please
Related forms
displeasingly, adverb
displeasingness, noun
self-displeased, adjective
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Examples for displeased
  • Being displeased with the publicity that this idea has received is different than being displeased with the idea itself.
  • Mack, although he taught future ministers, would not be displeased.
  • Don would have acted neither pleased nor displeased about the attention.
  • No other oil company followed suit, and the local powers let it be known that they were displeased.
  • Exporters would be displeased to find that governments were listening to them less avidly.
  • For filmmakers displeased with the designated rating, their picture can be edited and resubmitted to achieve a new designation.
  • She pressed her bouquet to her face again, and laughed into it, not displeased.
  • Indiscreet or excessive austerities always displeased him.
  • Both would have resigned in a heartbeat if they knew that the president was displeased with their performance.
  • When the bleacher fans were displeased at a play, they made a loose fist and blew into the hole near the curled thumb.
British Dictionary definitions for displeased

displease

/dɪsˈpliːz/
verb
1.
to annoy, offend, or cause displeasure to (someone)
Derived Forms
displeasing, adjective
displeasingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for displeased
displease
mid-14c., from O.Fr. desplais-, present tense stem of desplaisir "to displease," from L. displicere "displease," from dis- "not" + placere "to please." Related: Displeased.
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