displeasing

displease

[dis-pleez]
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:
1300–50; Middle English desplesen < Anglo-French, Middle French desplaisir. See dis-1, please

displeasingly, adverb
displeasingness, noun
self-displeased, adjective
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displease (dɪsˈpliːz)
 
vb
to annoy, offend, or cause displeasure to (someone)
 
dis'pleasing
 
adj
 
dis'pleasingly
 
adv

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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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