displease

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English displesen, from Anglo-Norman despleisir, desplere, from Old French desplere, from des- + plere.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dɪsˈpliːz/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːz
  • Hyphenation: dis‧please

VerbEdit

displease (third-person singular simple present displeases, present participle displeasing, simple past and past participle displeased)

  1. (transitive) To make not pleased; to cause a feeling of disapprobation or dislike in; to be disagreeable to; to vex slightly.
    The boy's rudeness displeased me.
    I felt displeased with the boy.
  2. (intransitive) To give displeasure or offense.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To fail to satisfy; to miss of.

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