displease

  • 1 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 displease — early 14c., from O.Fr. desplais , present tense stem of desplaisir to displease (13c.), from L. displicere displease, from dis not (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + placere to please (see PLEASE (Cf. please)). Related: Displeased; …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 Displease — Dis*please , v. i. To give displeasure or offense. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 displease — I verb affront, agitate, anger, annoy, antagonize, bait, chafe, chagrin, disaffect, disappoint, discommode, discontent, disenchant, disgruntle, dishearten, dislike, disoblige, dissatisfy, disturb, embitter, exasperate, excite, fret, grate, harrow …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 displease — [v] make unhappy aggravate, anger, annoy, antagonize, bother, cap, chagrin, cool, curdle*, cut to the quick*, disappoint, discontent, disgruntle, disgust, disoblige, dissatisfy, enrage, exasperate, fret, frustrate, gall, hurt, incense, irk,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 displease — ► VERB ▪ annoy or upset. DERIVATIVES displeased adjective displeasing adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 displease — [dis plēz′, dis′plēz] vt., vi. displeased, displeasing [ME displesen < OFr desplaisir < VL * displacere, for L displicere < dis , not + placere: see PLEASE] to fail to please or to be disagreeable (to); annoy; offend; irritate …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 displease — UK [dɪsˈpliːz] / US [dɪsˈplɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms displease : present tense I/you/we/they displease he/she/it displeases present participle displeasing past tense displeased past participle displeased formal to annoy someone, or to make …

    English dictionary

  • 9 displease — verb Etymology: Middle English displesen, from Anglo French despleisir, desplere, from des dis + pleisir to please more at please Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to incur the disapproval or dislike of especially by annoying …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 displease — [[t]dɪspli͟ːz[/t]] displeases, displeasing, displeased VERB If something or someone displeases you, they make you annoyed or rather angry. [V n] Not wishing to displease her, he avoided answering the question …

    English dictionary

  • 11 displease — displeasingly, adv. displeasingness, n. /dis pleez /, v., displeased, displeasing. v.t. 1. to incur the dissatisfaction, dislike, or disapproval of; offend; annoy: His reply displeased the judge. v.i. 2. to be unpleasant; cause displeasure: Bad… …

    Universalium

  • 12 displease — verb a) 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. b) To fail to satisfy;… …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 displease — Synonyms and related words: anger, annoy, be disagreeable, bug, chafe, disappoint, discontent, disgruntle, dishearten, dissatisfy, exasperate, frustrate, infuriate, irk, irritate, miff, nettle, offend, peeve, pique, provoke, put out, rile, ruffle …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 displease — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. offend, vex, annoy, irritate, disturb. See pain, discontent, resentment. Ant., please, satisfy. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. vex, provoke, annoy, offend; see anger 1 , bother 3 . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 displease — dis|please [ dıs pliz ] verb transitive FORMAL to annoy someone or make them angry, for example by making a mistake …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 displease — dis·please || dɪs pliːz v. annoy, irritate, anger, cause displeasure …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 displease — verb annoy or upset. Derivatives displeased adjective displeasing adjective displeasingly adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 displease — v. a. 1. Offend, dissatisfy, disgust, disoblige, give offence to. 2. Provoke, irritate, vex, chagrin, affront, pique, chafe, fret, anger, nettle, make angry …

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  • 19 displease — verb I d never seen his mom when she wasn t displeased about something Syn: annoy, irritate, anger, irk, vex, pique, gall, nettle; put out, upset, aggravate, peeve, needle, bug, rile, miff; informal tee off, tick off, piss off …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 displease — v 1. anger, incense, raise [s.o. s] ire, Sl. tick [s.o.] off, Sl. tee [s.o.] off; exacerbate, gall, rankle, envenom, embitter. 2. irritate, annoy, irk, pique, vex, peeve, nettle, chafe, Chiefly U.S. rile, Inf. aggravate, Inf. miff, Sl. bug, Sl.… …

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