- dissatisfaction, disapproval, or annoyance.
- discomfort, uneasiness, or pain.
- Archaic. a cause of offense, annoyance, or injury.
- Archaic. to displease.
Origin of displeasure
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Examples from the Web for displeasure
Lawmakers were open about their displeasure with Pierson, who appeared aloof as she testified before them Tuesday morning.Why Secret Service Chief Julia Pierson Was Shown the Door
October 2, 2014
“We have to get past the initial experience of displeasure in order to recognize the longer-term benefits,” he says.4 Science-Backed Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out
September 13, 2014
But beyond the rank and file, some important personalities have used Twitter to voice their displeasure.Syria’s Jihadist Twitter Wars
February 16, 2014
The braves made trouble with neighboring tribes, attracting the displeasure of the Canadian Mounties.Sitting Bull's Cinco De Mayo
May 6, 2013
According to Buzzfeed, Democratic officials vented their displeasure with the platform to White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew.Peter Beinart: The Real Jerusalem Platform Fight
September 14, 2012
He had disapproved of the marriage of his son and evinced his displeasure in his will.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Arouse all together, mes enfants, under pain of my displeasure.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
The teacher stood looking at the child in great surprise and some displeasure.Rico and Wiseli
Dissembling her displeasure, she praised the hammer-cloth, and especially the fringe.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
Is it necessary that I should defend myself for expressing my displeasure?Little Dorrit
- the condition of being displeased
- an act or cause of offence
- an archaic word for displease
Word Origin and History for displeasure
early 15c., from Old French desplaisir, infinitive used as a noun (see displease). Earlier in same sense was displesaunce (late 14c.).