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Definition of displease verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



displease somebody (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they displease
he / she / it displeases
past simple displeased
-ing form displeasing
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to make someone feel upset, annoyed, or not satisfied The tone of the letter displeased her. opposite please
adjective displeased (with somebody/something) Are you displeased with my work? displeased (at something) She was not displeased at the effect she was having on the young man.
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adjective displeasing (to somebody/something) His remarks were clearly not displeasing to her.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: displease