Definition of displeasure noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪsˈpleʒə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈpleʒər//
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[uncountable] displeasure (at/with somebody/something) (formal) the feeling of being upset and annoyed synonym annoyance She made no attempt to hide her displeasure at the prospect. The incident has heightened public displeasure with the authorities. compare pleasure Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French desplaisir, from des- (expressing reversal) + plaisir ‘to please’, from Latin placere, influenced by pleasure.Extra examples He saw the English victory as a sign of divine displeasure. He wrote her a letter registering his displeasure. His tactless words had incurred his father’s deep displeasure. The President indicated his great displeasure with the media coverage. The veterans made their displeasure known to the senator. her displeasure with her colleagues his displeasure at being ignored the belief that eclipses are signs of divine displeasure
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