Dis*pleas"ure (?; 135), n. [Pref. dis- + pleasure: cf. OF. desplaisir, F. d'eplaisir. Cf. Displease.]


The feeling of one who is displeased; irritation or uneasiness of the mind, occasioned by anything that counteracts desire or command, or which opposes justice or a sense of propriety; disapprobation; dislike; dissatisfaction; disfavor; indignation.

O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. Ps. vi. 1.

Undoubtedly he will relent, and turn From his displeasure. Milton.


That which displeases; cause of irritation or annoyance; offense; injury.

Hast thou delight to see a wretched man Do outrage and displeasure to himself? Shak.


State of disgrace or disfavor; disfavor.


He went into Poland, being in displeasure with the pope for overmuch familiarity. Peacham.

Syn. -- Dissatisfaction; disapprobation; disfavor; distaste; dislike; anger; hate; aversion; indignation; offense.


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Dis*pleas"ure (?; 135), v. t.

To displease.




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