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Definition of "displease" [dis•please]

  • To cause annoyance or vexation to. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause annoyance or displeasure. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "displease" in a sentence
  • ""Does the expression displease you, mademoiselle?" laughingly said the young man; "is it the word 'little,' or the word 'sister'?""
  • ""Does the idea displease you?" he asked, in his turn grave."
  • "I understand the press does not want to "displease" the White House because they will be denied access."