- 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 displeasing
In order to avoid despising or displeasing our parents, what should we not do?An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
His mother's conversation, too, had been displeasing to him.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
I shall tell you what will be displeasing and wearisome,5 yet true.
Then he sniffed as if the air contained an odor that was displeasing to him.A Waif of the Mountains
Edward S. Ellis
He does what he knows would be displeasing to his parents, and he sets a bad example.The Teacher
- to annoy, offend, or cause displeasure to (someone)
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Word Origin and History for displeasing
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