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Definition of displease verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

displease

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪsˈpliːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈpliːz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they displease
BrE BrE//dɪsˈpliːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈpliːz//
 
he / she / it displeases
BrE BrE//dɪsˈpliːzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈpliːzɪz//
 
past simple displeased
BrE BrE//dɪsˈpliːzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈpliːzd//
 
past participle displeased
BrE BrE//dɪsˈpliːzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈpliːzd//
 
-ing form displeasing
BrE BrE//dɪsˈpliːzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈpliːzɪŋ//
 
 
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displease somebody (formal) to make somebody feel upset, annoyed or not satisfied The tone of the letter displeased her. opposite please Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French desplaisir, from des- (expressing reversal) + plaisir ‘to please’, from Latin placere.
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