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displeasure

[dis-plezh-er] /dɪsˈplɛʒ ər/
noun
1.
dissatisfaction, disapproval, or annoyance.
2.
discomfort, uneasiness, or pain.
3.
Archaic. a cause of offense, annoyance, or injury.
verb (used with object), displeasured, displeasuring.
4.
Archaic. to displease.
Origin of displeasure
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; dis-1 + pleasure; replacing late Middle English desplaisir < Middle French (noun use of infinitive); see displease
Related forms
displeasureable, adjective
displeasureably, adverb
Synonyms
1. distaste, dislike; indignation, vexation. See dissatisfaction.
Antonyms
1. pleasure.
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displeasure

/dɪsˈplɛʒə/
noun
1.
the condition of being displeased
2.
(archaic)
  1. pain
  2. an act or cause of offence
verb
3.
an archaic word for displease
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Word Origin and History for displeasure
n.

early 15c., from Old French desplaisir, infinitive used as a noun (see displease). Earlier in same sense was displesaunce (late 14c.).

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