What does displease mean?

Definitions for displease
dɪsˈplizdis·please

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. displeaseverb

    give displeasure to

Wiktionary

  1. displeaseverb

    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.

    Etymology: displesen, from despleisir, despler, from desplere, from des- + plere.

  2. displeaseverb

    To fail to satisfy; to miss of.

    Etymology: displesen, from despleisir, despler, from desplere, from des- + plere.

  3. displeaseverb

    To give displeasure or offense.

    Etymology: displesen, from despleisir, despler, from desplere, from des- + plere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Displeaseverb

    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. Displeaseverb

    to fail to satisfy; to miss of

  3. Displeaseverb

    to give displeasure or offense

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Displease

    dis-plēz′, v.t. to offend: to make angry in a slight degree: to be disagreeable to.—v.i. to raise aversion.—n. Displeas′ance (Spens.), displeasure.—adj. Displeas′ant (obs.).—p.adj. Displeased′, vexed, annoyed.—adv. Displeas′edly.—n. Displeas′edness.—p.adj. Displeas′ing, causing displeasure: giving offence.—adv. Displeas′ingly.—n. Displeas′ingness. [O. Fr. desplaisir, des—L. dis, neg., plaisir, to please.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of displease in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of displease in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of displease in a Sentence

  1. William J. H. Boetcker:

    That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.

  2. Tedjo Edy Purdijatno:

    If Canberra keeps doing things that displease Indonesia, Jakarta will surely let the illegal immigrants go to Australia, there are more than 10,000 [asylum seekers] in Indonesia today. If they are let go to Australia, it will be like a human tsunami.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    I'm writing and posting never to please or displease anyone. Rather, I'm writing and posting just to express, publicize and inculcate my thought-provoking ideas, quotes and insights. -Emeasoba George

Images & Illustrations of displease

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