Definition of Displease

1. Verb. Give displeasure to. "The performance is likely to displease Sue"

Causes: Dislike
Specialized synonyms: Annoy, Bother, Chafe, Devil, Get At, Get To, Gravel, Irritate, Nark, Nettle, Rag, Rile, Vex, Repel, Repulse, Dissatisfy
Derivative terms: Displeasure
Antonyms: Please



Definition of Displease

1. v. t. 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.

2. v. i. To give displeasure or offense.

Definition of Displease

1. Verb. 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. ¹

2. Verb. To fail to satisfy; to miss of. ¹

3. Verb. To give displeasure or offense. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Displease

1. [v -PLEASED, -PLEASING, -PLEASES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Displease

displayability
displayable
displayed
displayer
displayers
displaying
displaying incompetence
displays
disple
displeas'd
displeasance
displeasant
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displeasantness
displeasaunt
displease (current term)
displeased
displeasedly
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displeaser
displeasers
displeases
displeasing
displeasingly
displeasure
displeasures
displed
displenish
displenished
displenishes

Literary usage of Displease

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1. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"displease is not always applied to that which, personally concerns ourselves ; although offend and vex have always more or less of what is personal in them ..."

2. Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and His Noble Knights by Thomas (Sir). Malory (1868)
"Truly, said Sir Launcelot, I trust I do not displease God, for He knoweth mine intent, for my sorrow was not, nor is not, for any rejoicing of sin, ..."

3. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order with Copious Illustrations by George Crabb (1887)
"displease respects mostly tlie inn-aril state of feeling; offend and rex have most regard to the outward cause which provokes the feeling: a ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"... 'Tis true that his Goeing off did not displease the Generality of the Nation, who did not PC Lau/.un. France. Waterford. Leinster. ..."

5. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with A Journal of a Tour to the by James Boswell, Samuel Johnson (1888)
"... as attentive not to displease him as I ought to have been, I know not but this vigil might have been fulfilled; but I unluckily entered upon the ..."

6. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"I suppose if anything could completely displease Mr. Bryant with this beloved home, it would be the addition of any outward costliness, or even elegance, ..."

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