- (UK) IPA(key): /dɪsˈplɛʒə/
- (US) enPR: dĭs-plĕzhʹər, IPA(key): /dɪsˈplɛʒɚ/
- Rhymes: -ɛʒə(ɹ)
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- A feeling of being displeased with something or someone; dissatisfaction; disapproval.
- 2011 October 20, Michael da Silva, “Stoke 3 - 0 Macc Tel-Aviv”, in BBC Sport:
- Tangling with Ziv, Cameron caught him with a flailing elbow, causing the Israeli defender to go down a little easily. However, the referee was in no doubt, much to the displeasure of the home fans.
- That which displeases; cause of irritation or annoyance; offence; injury.
- c. 1594, William Shakespeare, “The Comedie of Errors”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene iv]:
- Hast thou delight to see a wretched man / Do outrage and displeasure to himself?
- A state of disgrace or disfavour.
- c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene iii]:
- [King Lear] charged me, on pain of their perpetual displeasure, neither to speak of him [Edgar], entreat for him, nor any way sustain him.
- 1622, Henry Peacham, The compleat gentleman fashioning him absolute in the most necessary & commendable qualities concerning minde or bodie that may be required in a noble gentleman., page 101:
- [H]ee went into Poland, being in displeasure with the pope for ouermuch familiaritie with a kinswoman of his.
- (feeling of being displeased with someone or something): discontent, discontentment, dissatisfaction, unhappiness
- (pain, discomfort): ache, discomfort, pain
- (disapproval): condemnation, disapprobation, disapproval
- (feeling of being displeased with someone or something): contentment, happiness, pleasure, satisfaction
- (pain, discomfort): ease
- (disapproval): approbation, approval, blessing
feeling of being displeased with someone or something
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