Displeasure

  • 1 Displeasure — Dis*pleas ure (?; 135), n. [Pref. dis + pleasure: cf. OF. desplaisir, F. d[ e]plaisir. Cf. {Displease}.] 1. The feeling of one who is displeased; irritation or uneasiness of the mind, occasioned by anything that counteracts desire or command, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Displeasure — Dis*pleas ure (?; 135), v. t. To displease. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 displeasure — index disapprobation, disapproval, disparagement, dissatisfaction, exception (objection), nuisance, odium …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 displeasure — early 15c., from O.Fr. desplaisir, infinitive used as a noun (see DISPLEASE (Cf. displease)). Earlier in same sense was displesaunce (late 14c.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 displeasure — [n] unhappiness, anger annoyance, aversion, disapprobation, disapproval, discontentment, disfavor, disgruntlement, disinclination, dislike, disliking, disrelish, dissatisfaction, distaste, incensement, indignation, indisposition, irritation,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 displeasure — ► NOUN ▪ a feeling of annoyance or dissatisfaction …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 displeasure — [displezh′ər] n. [ME displesir < OFr desplaisir, inf. used as n.: see DISPLEASE] 1. the fact or feeling of being displeased; dissatisfaction, disapproval, annoyance, etc. 2. Archaic discomfort, sorrow, trouble, etc. SYN. OFFENSE …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 displeasure — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ extreme, great ▪ The President indicated his great displeasure with the media coverage. ▪ divine ▪ the belief that eclipses are signs of divine displeasure VERB …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 displeasure — n. 1) to incur smb. s displeasure 2) to show one s displeasure with 3) to smb. s displeasure * * * [dɪs pleʒə] to incur smb. s displeasure to show one s displeasure with to smb. s displeasure …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 displeasure — dis|plea|sure [dısˈpleʒə US ər] n [U] formal the feeling of being annoyed or not satisfied with someone or something = ↑annoyance displeasure at/with ▪ Their displeasure at being kept waiting was clear. incur sb s displeasure (=make someone… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 displeasure — [[t]dɪsple̱ʒə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft poss N, N with/at n Someone s displeasure is a feeling of annoyance that they have about something that has happened. The population has already begun to show its displeasure at the slow pace of change …

    English dictionary

  • 12 displeasure — noun (U) formal the feeling of being annoyed with someone because you do not approve of their behaviour: incur sb s displeasure (=make someone displeased) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 displeasure — noun the scowl on his face indicated displeasure Syn: annoyance, irritation, crossness, anger, vexation, pique, rancor; dissatisfaction, discontent, discontentedness, disgruntlement, disapproval; informal aggravation Ant: satisfaction …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 displeasure —   Ukiuki.    ♦ To exhibit wrath or displeasure due to jealousy, kahalili …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 15 displeasure — n. & v. n. disapproval; anger; dissatisfaction. v.tr. archaic cause displeasure to; annoy. Etymology: ME f. OF (as DISPLEASE): assim. to PLEASURE …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 displeasure — noun Date: 15th century 1. the feeling of one that is displeased ; disfavor 2. discomfort, unhappiness 3. archaic offense, injury …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 displeasure — displeasureable, adj. displeasureably, adv. /dis plezh euhr/, n., v., displeasured, displeasuring. n. 1. dissatisfaction, disapproval, or annoyance. 2. discomfort, uneasiness, or pain. 3. Archaic. a cause of offense, annoyance, or injury. v.t. 4 …

    Universalium

  • 18 displeasure — noun /dɪsˈplɛʒə,dɪsˈplɛʒɚ/ a) A feeling of being displeased with something or someone; dissatisfaction. b) Pain or discomfort. Syn: discontent, discontentment, dissatisfaction …

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  • 19 displeasure — Synonyms and related words: aggravation, anger, angst, anguish, annoyance, anxiety, aversion, bad books, ban, blackball, blackballing, boredom, chagrin, cheerlessness, complaint, dim view, disaffection, disaffinity, disagreeability,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 displeasure — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. disapproval, annoyance, resentment; see anger , objection 1 , offense 3 . See Synonym Study at offense . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. annoyance, dissatisfaction, anger, irritation, disappointment, disgruntlement,… …

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