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displease

[ dis-pleez ]
/ dɪsˈpliz /
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verb (used with object), dis·pleased, dis·pleas·ing.
to incur the dissatisfaction, dislike, or disapproval of; offend; annoy: His reply displeased the judge.
verb (used without object), dis·pleased, dis·pleas·ing.
to be unpleasant; cause displeasure: Bad weather displeases.
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Origin of displease

1300–50; Middle English desplesen<Anglo-French, Middle French desplaisir.See dis-1, please

OTHER WORDS FROM displease

dis·pleas·ing·ly, adverbdis·pleas·ing·ness, nounself-dis·pleased, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for displease

displease
/ (dɪsˈpliːz) /

verb
to annoy, offend, or cause displeasure to (someone)

Derived forms of displease

displeasing, adjectivedispleasingly, adverb
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