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Meaning of DISPLEASE

Pronunciation:  dis'pleez

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  give displeasure to
 

DISPLEASE is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Dis*please"\, v. i.
    To give displeasure or offense. [Obs.]
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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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