Definition of displeasure in English:


Line breaks: dis|pleas¦ure
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈplɛʒə


[mass noun]


[with object] archaic Back to top  
  • Annoy; displease: not for worlds would I do aught that might displeasure thee
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    • 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?


late Middle English: from Old French desplaisir (see displease), influenced by pleasure.

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