dis·​plea·​sure (ˌ)dis-ˈple-zhər How to pronounce displeasure (audio)
: the feeling of one that is displeased : disfavor
archaic : offense, injury

Examples of displeasure in a Sentence

The meeting will give people who object to the policy a chance to voice their displeasure. Fans showed their displeasure at the umpire's call by booing loudly.
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of displeasure was in the 15th century

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“Displeasure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/displeasure. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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dis·​plea·​sure (ˈ)dis-ˈplezh-ər How to pronounce displeasure (audio)
: a feeling of dislike and irritation : dissatisfaction

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