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- To make not pleased; to excite a feeling of disapprobation or dislike in; to be disagreeable to; to offend; to vex; -- often followed by with or at. It usually expresses less than to anger, vex, irritate, or provoke.
- To fail to satisfy; to miss of.
- To give displeasure or offense.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Dis*please" (?), v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Displeased (?); p. pr. & vb.
n. Displeasing.] [OF. desplaisir, whence F.
déplaisir displeasure; pref. des- (L. dis-
) + plaisir to please. See Please, and cf.
Displeasure.] 1. To make not pleased; to
excite a feeling of disapprobation or dislike in; to be disagreeable
to; to offend; to vex; -- often followed by with or at.
It usually expresses less than to anger, vex,
irritate, or provoke.
God was displeased with this
thing. 1 Chron. xxi. 7.
Wilt thou be displeased at us
forever? Psalms lxxxv. 5 (Bk. of Com.
This virtuous plaster will displease J. Fletcher.
Your tender sides.
Adversity is so wholesome . . . why should we be
displeased therewith? Barrow.
2. To fail to satisfy; to miss of.
I shall displease my ends else.
Beau. & Fl.
Syn. -- To offend; disgust; vex; annoy; dissatisfy; chafe;
anger; provoke; affront.
Dis*please", v. i. To give
displeasure or offense. [Obs.]
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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