Definition of displease in English:

displease

Syllabification: dis·please
Pronunciation: /disˈplēz
 
/

verb

[with object]
Make (someone) feel annoyed or dissatisfied: the tone of the letter displeased him (as adjective displeasing) it was not entirely displeasing to be the center of such a drama
More example sentences
  • Everything I did seemed to annoy and displease him.
  • There are some indications, as well, that Bruce is anxious to avoid displeasing her conservative audience.
  • Under this view, slavery is wrong, but not because slavery is an ‘unnatural’ human social position or because slavery displeases God.
Synonyms
annoy, irritate, anger, irk, vex, pique, gall, nettle; put out, upset, aggravate, peeve, needle, bug, rile, miff
informal tee off, tick off, piss off

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French desplaisir, from des- (expressing reversal) + plaisir 'to please', from Latin placere.

Derivatives

displeasingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • ‘Nobody is going in the river,’ Bane looked at both of them displeasingly, ‘I am Bane, mercenary, the young man here is Silas Avon, archer, and you are?’
  • Somehow, because they never lost sight of core aesthetic principles that began with their dark self-titled debut in 1984, their borrowing never seemed displeasingly imperialistic or slanted toward cultural tourism.
  • Jasmine kicked a discarded camera cartridge along the sidewalk as she trudged down a street of displeasingly samey motels. ‘Bloody tourists.’

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