Definition of displease
1 : to incur the disapproval or dislike of especially by annoying their gossip displeases her
2 : to be offensive to abstract art displeases him
: to give displeasure behavior calculated to displease
Examples of displease in a Sentence
her coworkers' tendency to pry displeased her
Recent Examples of displease from the Web
They got spanked by the Warriors in five games, then made a surprise move — one that apparently displeased LeBron James — by parting ways with general manager David Griffin.
While police may be able to prevent Xi from seeing anything that displeases him, drowning out the many Hong Kong protest songs might be a more difficult task.
Top Democrat on the panel Sen. Mark Warner was particularly displeased with the secrecy, which DHS said was necessary to preserve trust from its local partners.
Rep. Ed Trimmer, a Winfield Democrat, said he was concerned that issues with both the equity and the adequacy of the formula may displease the state’s high court.
Orthodox Church displeasedThe director, Aleksei Y. Uchitel, is bewildered by the early criticism.
Saban, who has been at the forefront of the debate for years, was predictably displeased with the new changes.
Gianforte, apparently displeased by earlier Guardian coverage of the campaign, asked Jacobs to leave.
The testimony -- or lack thereof -- forced prosecutors to drop several charges against Jackson and Palmer, a move that clearly displeased Gaughan.
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DISPLEASE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of displease for English Language Learners
: to make (someone) feel unhappy or annoyed
DISPLEASE Defined for Kids
Definition of displease for Students
: to cause to feel unhappy or unsatisfied
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