displease


dis·please

verb \(ˌ)dis-ˈplēz\

: to make (someone) feel unhappy or annoyed

Full Definition of DISPLEASE

transitive verb
1
:  to incur the disapproval or dislike of especially by annoying <their gossip displeases her>
2
:  to be offensive to <abstract art displeases him>
intransitive verb
:  to give displeasure <behavior calculated to displease>

Examples of DISPLEASE

  1. <her coworkers' tendency to pry displeased her>

Origin of DISPLEASE

Middle English displesen, from Anglo-French despleisir, desplere, from des- dis- + pleisir to please — more at please
First Known Use: 14th century

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