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Pronunciation:  dis'plezhur

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[n]  the feeling of being displeased or annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something

DISPLEASURE is a 11 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: annoyance, chafe, dissatisfaction, vexation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*pleas"ure\ (?; 135), n. [Pref. dis- + pleasure:
    cf. OF. desplaisir, F. d['e]plaisir. Cf. {Displease}.]
    1. The feeling of one who is displeased; irritation or
       uneasiness of the mind, occasioned by anything that
       counteracts desire or command, or which opposes justice or
       a sense of propriety; disapprobation; dislike;
       dissatisfaction; disfavor; indignation.
             O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither
             chasten me in thy hot displeasure.    --Ps. vi. 1.
             Undoubtedly he will relent, and turn From his
             displeasure.                          --Milton.
    2. That which displeases; cause of irritation or annoyance;
       offense; injury.
             Hast thou delight to see a wretched man Do outrage
             and displeasure to himself?           --Shak.
    3. State of disgrace or disfavor; disfavor. [Obs.]
             He went into Poland, being in displeasure with the
             pope for overmuch familiarity.        --Peacham.
    Syn: Dissatisfaction; disapprobation; disfavor; distaste;
         dislike; anger; hate; aversion; indignation; offense.
  2. \Dis*pleas"ure\ (?; 135), v. t.
    To displease. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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