displease[dis plēz′, dis′-]
intransitive verbdispleased, displeasing
Origin of displeaseMiddle English displesen ; from Old French desplaisir ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form displacere, for Classical Latin displicere ; from dis-, not + placere: see please
verbdis·pleased, dis·pleas·ing, dis·pleas·es
Origin of displeaseMiddle English displesen, from Old French desplaire, desplais-, from Vulgar Latin *displacēre, from Latin displicēre : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin placēre, to please; see please.
(third-person singular simple present displeases, present participle displeasing, simple past and past participle displeased)
- 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.
- The boy's rudeness displeased me.
- To fail to satisfy; to miss of.
- To give displeasure or offense.