displease








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

  1. to incur the dissatisfaction, dislike, or disapproval of; offend; annoy: His reply displeased the judge.

verb (used without object), dis·pleased, dis·pleas·ing.

  1. to be unpleasant; cause displeasure: Bad weather displeases.

verb

  1. to annoy, offend, or cause displeasure to (someone)
v.

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.

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