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displeasure

[ dis-plezh-er ]
/ dɪsˈplɛʒ ər /
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noun

dissatisfaction, disapproval, or annoyance.
discomfort, uneasiness, or pain.
Archaic. a cause of offense, annoyance, or injury.

verb (used with object), dis·pleas·ured, dis·pleas·ur·ing.

Archaic. to displease.

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Origin of displeasure

1400–50; dis-1 + pleasure; replacing late Middle English desplaisir < Middle French (noun use of infinitive); see displease
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Related formsdis·pleas·ure·a·ble, adjectivedis·pleas·ure·a·bly, adverb

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displeasure

/ (dɪsˈplɛʒə) /

noun

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

verb

an archaic word for displease
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Word Origin and History for displeasure

displeasure


n.

early 15c., from Old French desplaisir, infinitive used as a noun (see displease). Earlier in same sense was displesaunce (late 14c.).

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