- to incur the dissatisfaction, dislike, or disapproval of; offend; annoy: His reply displeased the judge.
- to be unpleasant; cause displeasure: Bad weather displeases.
Origin of displease
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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'
April 6, 2014
So on October 14, 1999, the leader of the displeased, Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, challenged McCain to defend his charges.Congress Can Be Corrupt Without Corrupt People
December 13, 2013
“No dictator is displeased by cartoons showing him as a power-seeking world-beater,” he would say.Victor Navasky’s 7 Favorite Political Cartoons
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April 10, 2013
Either way, surprisingly, the Romney camp is displeased with the president.Tim Pawlenty, John McCain, Reince Priebus, and more Sunday Talk.
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August 12, 2012
By a margin of 50-45 percent, voters said they were displeased with the decision.Blunt Truths for Romney and Obama
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Be satisfied, my dear, mean time, that I am not displeased with you: indeed I am not.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
"I was afraid I had offended you or displeased you," she said.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Is it possible that Wiseli can have displeased you in any way?Rico and Wiseli
Yes; but she told me that you would not be displeased at it.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
Philip shook his head, and, displeased with his companion, sought his pillow.Night and Morning, Complete
- to annoy, offend, or cause displeasure to (someone)
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Word Origin and History for displeased
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