verb (used with object), dis·pleased, dis·pleas·ing.
verb (used without object), dis·pleased, dis·pleas·ing.
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Origin of displease
Examples from the Web for displeased
Wen Xiaowu, another visitor, said he believed China's president would be "displeased" with his Communist colleagues in Zhejiang.Christians Form Human Shield Around Church in China's 'Jerusalem'|The Telegraph|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So on October 14, 1999, the leader of the displeased, Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, challenged McCain to defend his charges.
“No dictator is displeased by cartoons showing him as a power-seeking world-beater,” he would say.
Either way, surprisingly, the Romney camp is displeased with the president.Tim Pawlenty, John McCain, Reince Priebus, and more Sunday Talk.|The Daily Beast Video|August 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
By a margin of 50-45 percent, voters said they were displeased with the decision.
Upon this the spirits all laughed, except the one thus singled out, and she held down her head, though apparently not displeased.Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 (of 3)|James Athearn Jones
This displeased Napoleon, who promptly recalled him to his senses by a warning that he must not forget that he was a Frenchman.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
Surprised you may be—I have no doubt you are; displeased too, but I take no blame to myself for that.
Well, she had heard some details about the Cullingworths which displeased her when I first knew them.The Stark Munro Letters|J. Stark Munro
At this the governor seemed surprised and displeased; evidently this was not in his plan.Days of the Discoverers|L. Lamprey
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.