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Definitions of Displease

Pronunciation : Dis*please"
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OF. desplaisir, whence F. d?plaisir displeasure; pref. des- (L. dis-) + plaisir to please. See Please, and cf. Displeasure.]
Definition : 1. To make not pleased; to excite a feeling of disapprobation or dislike in; to be disagreeable to; to offend; to vex; -- often followed by with or at. It usually expresses less than to anger, vex, irritate, or provoke. God was displeased with this thing. 1 Chron. xxi. 7. Wilt thou be displeased at us forever Psalms lxxxv. 5 (Bk. of Com. Prayer). This virtuous plaster will displease Your tender sides. J. Fletcher. Adversity is so wholesome . . . why should we be displeased therewith Barrow.

2. To fail to satisfy; to miss of. [Obs.] I shall displease my ends else. Beau. & Fl.

Syn. -- To offend; disgust; vex; annoy; dissatisfy; chafe; anger; provoke; affront.

t. [imp. & p. p. Displeased; p. pr. & vb. n. Displeasing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Dis*please"
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To give displeasure or offense. [Obs.]

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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