verb (used with object), dis·pleas·ured, dis·pleas·ur·ing.
Origin of displeasure
Examples from the Web for displeasure
Lawmakers were open about their displeasure with Pierson, who appeared aloof as she testified before them Tuesday morning.Why Secret Service Chief Julia Pierson Was Shown the Door|Tim Mak|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We have to get past the initial experience of displeasure in order to recognize the longer-term benefits,” he says.4 Science-Backed Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out|DailyBurn|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But beyond the rank and file, some important personalities have used Twitter to voice their displeasure.
The braves made trouble with neighboring tribes, attracting the displeasure of the Canadian Mounties.
She agreed to speak with The Daily Beast only to express her displeasure with the DVD being released at this time.New Tiger Woods Porno Will Be Released in Time for the Masters|Richard Abowitz|April 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
After a time his displeasure abated, as he caught sight of a dish of Syrian lambs' tails, dressed with spices, a favourite dainty.Herodias|Gustave Flaubert
Dryope would have hastened from the spot, but the displeasure of the nymph had fallen upon her.The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)|Charles Mills Gayley
Give examples of men who have been made to feel the displeasure of the world for their nonconformity.Essays|Ralph Waldo Emerson
I will postpone my journey to the King, at any sacrifice of displeasure.The Ghost Breaker|Charles Goddard
The stranger manifested no displeasure at the confident language of the lad.The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish|James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for displeasure
- an act or cause of offence
Word Origin and History for displeasure
early 15c., from Old French desplaisir, infinitive used as a noun (see displease). Earlier in same sense was displesaunce (late 14c.).