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Displeasure definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISPLEASURE, n. Displezhur.
1. Some irritation or uneasiness of the mind, occasioned by any thing that counteracts desire or command, or which opposes justice and a sense of propriety. A man incurs the displeasure of another by thwarting his views or schemes; a servant incurs the displeasure of his master by neglect or disobedience; we experience displeasure at any violation of right or decorum. Displeasure is anger, but it may be slight anger. It implies disaprobation or hatred, and usually expresses less than vexation and indignation. Thus, slighter offenses give displeasure, although they may not excite a violent passion.
2. Offense; cause of irritation.
Now shall I be more blameless than the Philistines, though I do them a displeasure. Judges 15.
3. State of disgrace or disfavor.
He went into Poland, being in displeasure with the pope for overmuch familiarity.
DISPLEASURE, v.t. To displease. [An unnecessary word, and not used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the feeling of being displeased or annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 15th century 1. the feeling of one that is displeased ; disfavor 2. discomfort, unhappiness 3. archaic offense, injury

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. disapproval; anger; dissatisfaction. --v.tr. archaic cause displeasure to; annoy. Etymology: ME f. OF (as DISPLEASE): assim. to PLEASURE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Displeasure Dis*pleas"ure (?; 135), n. [Pref. dis- + pleasure: cf. OF. desplaisir, F. d['e]plaisir. 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Someone's displeasure is a feeling of annoyance that they have about something that has happened. The population has already begun to show its displeasure at the slow pace of change. N-UNCOUNT: oft poss N, N with/at n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Dissatisfaction, dislike, distaste, disapprobation, disapproval. 2. Anger, indignation, vexation, resentment, wrath. 3. Offence, injury.

Moby Thesaurus

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