I verb affront, agitate, anger, annoy, antagonize, bait, chafe, chagrin, disaffect, disappoint, discommode, discontent, disenchant, disgruntle, dishearten, dislike, disoblige, dissatisfy, disturb, embitter, exasperate, excite, fret, grate, harrow, harry, inflame, irritate, offend, pique, plague, provoke, repel, rile, sour, vex, worry II index agitate (perturb), annoy, antagonize, bait (harass), disappoint, discommode, disturb, harrow, harry (harass), irritate, offend (insult), pique, plague, provoke, repel (disgust)

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  • Displease — Dis*please , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Displeased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Displeasing}.] [OF. desplaisir, whence F. d[ e]plaisir displeasure; pref. des (L. dis ) + plaisir to please. See {Please}, and cf. {Displeasure}.] 1. To make not pleased; to excite a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • displease — early 14c., from O.Fr. desplais , present tense stem of desplaisir to displease (13c.), from L. displicere displease, from dis not (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + placere to please (see PLEASE (Cf. please)). Related: Displeased; …   Etymology dictionary

  • Displease — Dis*please , v. i. To give displeasure or offense. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • displease — [v] make unhappy aggravate, anger, annoy, antagonize, bother, cap, chagrin, cool, curdle*, cut to the quick*, disappoint, discontent, disgruntle, disgust, disoblige, dissatisfy, enrage, exasperate, fret, frustrate, gall, hurt, incense, irk,… …   New thesaurus

  • displease — ► VERB ▪ annoy or upset. DERIVATIVES displeased adjective displeasing adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • displease — [dis plēz′, dis′plēz] vt., vi. displeased, displeasing [ME displesen < OFr desplaisir < VL * displacere, for L displicere < dis , not + placere: see PLEASE] to fail to please or to be disagreeable (to); annoy; offend; irritate …   English World dictionary

  • displease — UK [dɪsˈpliːz] / US [dɪsˈplɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms displease : present tense I/you/we/they displease he/she/it displeases present participle displeasing past tense displeased past participle displeased formal to annoy someone, or to make …   English dictionary

  • displease — verb Etymology: Middle English displesen, from Anglo French despleisir, desplere, from des dis + pleisir to please more at please Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to incur the disapproval or dislike of especially by annoying …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • displease — [[t]dɪspli͟ːz[/t]] displeases, displeasing, displeased VERB If something or someone displeases you, they make you annoyed or rather angry. [V n] Not wishing to displease her, he avoided answering the question …   English dictionary

  • displease — displeasingly, adv. displeasingness, n. /dis pleez /, v., displeased, displeasing. v.t. 1. to incur the dissatisfaction, dislike, or disapproval of; offend; annoy: His reply displeased the judge. v.i. 2. to be unpleasant; cause displeasure: Bad… …   Universalium

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