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 displeasing
He fancied that his personal appearance, as much as anything, was displeasing to her fastidiousness.The Street Called Straight|Basil King
Now in all the Scripture they are both pleasing and displeasing.Pascal's Penses|Blaise Pascal
I forget his exact comment, but the point of it was that the double s, winds slowly, would have been to his ear most displeasing.Tennyson and His Friends|Various
But these attentions, although they were displeasing to Manoel, were not sufficiently marked for him to interfere.Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon|Jules Verne
That being the case, nothing would have made him desist, not even the thought of displeasing Marie-Rose.Autumn Glory|Ren Bazin
British Dictionary definitions for displeasing
Word Origin and History for displeasing
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.