Displease

Definition of Displease

Dis`please´
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Displeased ; p. pr. & vb. n. Displeasing.]
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.
I shall displease my ends else.
- Beau. & Fl.
v. i.1.To give displeasure or offense.

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anger, annoy, be disagreeable, bug, chafe, disappoint, discontent, disgruntle, dishearten, dissatisfy, exasperate, frustrate, infuriate, irk, irritate, miff, nettle, offend, peeve, pique, provoke, put out, rile, ruffle, trouble, upset, vex, worry
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