verb (used with object), dis·pleased, dis·pleas·ing.
verb (used without object), dis·pleased, dis·pleas·ing.
Origin of displease
Examples from the Web for displease
This will displease only hawks who pray for large-scale U.S. air attacks plus lots of U.S. aid and ground-level advice.
Davies said he disregarded these orders but did not want to displease a man he respected so much.
I would not displease my master for all the kingdoms of earth, although your beauty I consider greater than that of the sun.My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales|Edric Vredenburg
I shall say what appears to me to be candid and true, without any anxiety as to whom it may please, and whom it may displease.An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans|Lydia Maria Child
"You were greatly to blame to displease King Arthur," said the squire.Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)|Charles Morris
It was quite a distance to walk; but in his present mood this did not displease him.The Honor of the Name|Emile Gaboriau
Whatever he did, he was bound to displease somebody; and these Paranoyans were so confoundedly impulsive when they were vexed.A Man of Means|P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill
British Dictionary definitions for displease
Word Origin and History for displease
early 14c., from Old French desplais-, present tense stem of desplaisir "to displease" (13c.), from Latin displicere "displease," from dis- "not" (see dis-) + placere "to please" (see please). Related: Displeased; displeasing.