Displease Dis*please", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Displeased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Displeasing}.] [OF. desplaisir, whence F. d['e]plaisir displeasure; pref. des- (L. dis-) + plaisir to please. See {Please}, and cf. {Displeasure}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

God was displeased with this thing. --1 Chron. xxi. 7. [1913 Webster]

Wilt thou be displeased at us forever? --Psalms lxxxv. 5 (Bk. of Com. Prayer). [1913 Webster]

This virtuous plaster will displease Your tender sides. --J. Fletcher. [1913 Webster]

Adversity is so wholesome . . . why should we be displeased therewith? --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

2. To fail to satisfy; to miss of. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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

Syn: To offend; disgust; vex; annoy; dissatisfy; chafe; anger; provoke; affront. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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