Dis*please" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Displeased (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Displeasing.] [OF. desplaisir, whence F. d'eplaisir displeasure; pref. des- (L. dis-) + plaisir to please. See Please, and cf. Displeasure.]


To make not pleased; to excite a feeling of disapprobation or dislike in; to be disagreeable to; to offend; to vex; -- often followed by with or at. It usually expresses less than to anger, vex, irritate, or provoke.

God was displeased with this thing. 1 Chron. xxi. 7.

Wilt thou be displeased at us forever? Psalms lxxxv. 5 (Bk. of Com. Prayer).

This virtuous plaster will displease Your tender sides. J. Fletcher.

Adversity is so wholesome . . . why should we be displeased therewith? Barrow.


To fail to satisfy; to miss of.


I shall displease my ends else. Beau. & Fl.

Syn. -- To offend; disgust; vex; annoy; dissatisfy; chafe; anger; provoke; affront.


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Dis*please", v. i.

To give displeasure or offense.



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