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  • the feeling of being displeased with something or someone; dissatisfaction
  • pain or discomfort
  • disapproval
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Dis*pleas"ure (?; 135), n. [Pref. dis- + pleasure: cf. OF. desplaisir, F. déplaisir. Cf. Displease.] 1. The feeling of one who is displeased; irritation or uneasiness of the mind, occasioned by anything that counteracts desire or command, or which opposes justice or a sense of propriety; disapprobation; dislike; dissatisfaction; disfavor; indignation.

O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
Ps. vi. 1.

Undoubtedly he will relent, and turn
From his displeasure.
Milton.

2. That which displeases; cause of irritation or annoyance; offense; injury.

Hast thou delight to see a wretched man
Do outrage and displeasure to himself?
Shak.

3. State of disgrace or disfavor; disfavor. [Obs.]

He went into Poland, being in displeasure with the pope for overmuch familiarity.
Peacham.

Syn. -- Dissatisfaction; disapprobation; disfavor; distaste; dislike; anger; hate; aversion; indignation; offense.

Dis*pleas"ure (?; 135), v. t. To displease. [Obs.] Bacon.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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