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[ dis-plezh-er ]


  1. dissatisfaction, disapproval, or annoyance.

    Synonyms: vexation, indignation, dislike, distaste

    Antonyms: pleasure

  2. discomfort, uneasiness, or pain.
  3. Archaic. a cause of offense, annoyance, or injury.

verb (used with object)

, dis·pleas·ured, dis·pleas·ur·ing.
  1. Archaic. to displease.


/ dɪsˈplɛʒə /


  1. the condition of being displeased
  2. archaic.
    1. pain
    2. an act or cause of offence


  1. an archaic word for displease

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Other Words From

  • dis·pleasure·a·ble adjective
  • dis·pleasure·a·bly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of displeasure1

1400–50; dis- 1 + pleasure; replacing late Middle English desplaisir < Middle French (noun use of infinitive); displease

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Example Sentences

As long as they could endure the misery of 80-hour workweeks, along with the lash of their boss’s displeasure, the company must have exceeded their wildest expectations.

That began a multiyear cycle in which Noel, he claimed, was largely ignored by Paul and misled by other Klutch officials when he initially expressed his displeasure with the agency and mused about leaving.

Many users started calling the new one the “Uncanny Valley Girl” to express their displeasure.

Privacy advocates have always criticized the model, and more and more regular people have become aware of the issue, some expressing their displeasure by downloading ad blockers.

A group of more than 20 employees sent a letter to magazine management voicing their concerns about McCammond’s past statements and announced their displeasure in a statement published on Twitter on March 8.

Lawmakers were open about their displeasure with Pierson, who appeared aloof as she testified before them Tuesday morning.

“We have to get past the initial experience of displeasure in order to recognize the longer-term benefits,” he says.

Earthquakes, plagues, and floods were clear evidence of divine displeasure.

But beyond the rank and file, some important personalities have used Twitter to voice their displeasure.

Some disenchanted Americans gave vent to a racial displeasure over this incomprehensibly exotic Miss America.

"It is a pity that father had not kept in his displeasure until after the busy time was over," she said, in her simplicity.

The porker grunted her displeasure, and Patrick did some grunting, too; but he was not easily scarednor would he be shaken off.

In after years his skill in handling legislatures was often remarked upon with displeasure.

Pious men saw in this stroke, so sudden and so terrible, the plain signs of the divine displeasure.

Mrs Mason's displeasure seemed a distant thing; his going away was the present distress.