Definitions for: Displease


[v] give displeasure to



Webster (1913) Definition: Dis*please", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Displeased; p.
pr. & vb. n. Displeasing.] [OF. desplaisir, whence F.
d['e]plaisir displeasure; pref. des- (L. dis-) + plaisir to
please. See Please, and cf. Displeasure.]
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.


Dis*please", v. i.
To give displeasure or offense. [Obs.]

Antonyms: delight, please

See Also: annoy, bother, chafe, devil, dislike, dissatisfy, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, repel, repulse, rile, vex

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