un·​pleased ˌən-ˈplēzd How to pronounce unpleased (audio)
: not happy or satisfied : not pleased
unpleased with the children's behavior
… was not unpleased to see how well his charms worked.Herman Melville

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Twitter noticed, and a new meme took off, with introverts in particular relating to Affleck looking very unpleased to be out. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 6 Feb. 2023 And a few top hedge fund managers are also undoubtedly unpleased. Will Daniel, Fortune, 19 Apr. 2022 Colorado voters are overwhelmingly unpleased with Trump. Nic Garcia, The Denver Post, 2 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Unpleased.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpleased. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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