- A feeling of annoyance or disapproval: he started hanging around the local pubs, much to the displeasure of his motherMore example sentences
annoyance, irritation, crossness, infuriation, anger, vexation, wrath, pique, chagrin, rancour, resentment, indignation, exasperation; dissatisfaction, discontent, discontentment, discontentedness, disgruntlement, disfavour, disapproval, disapprobation, disgust, distaste, offence; perturbation, disturbance, discomposure, upset, dismay• informal aggravation
- Recriminations and quips, annoyance and displeasure - these are parts of the game.
- His usual good humored expression had dissolved into one of annoyance and displeasure.
- To her surprise, instead of Yelena's usual look of irritation and displeasure, their mother had tears running down her face.
verb[with object] • archaic Back to top
- Annoy; displease: not for worlds would I do aught that might displeasure theeMore example sentences
- Can we imagine social and formal relations other than the present world system - Andrews seems to ask - by pleasuring or displeasuring the points of vulnerability in our sometimes not-so-unruffled representations?
- Sam nodded, not trusting himself to speak in case he said something that displeasured his father.
- May I displeasure you with the exceptional third paragraph of his lengthier review?