[ UK /dɪsplˈiːz/ ]
[ US /dɪsˈpɫiz/ ]
  1. give displeasure to
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How To Use displease In A Sentence

  • If this name displeases you somehow, you can change it in the LXer Linux News
  • “but it would be, if not more prudent, since that word displeases you, at least more natural —” Around the World in 80 Days
  • With careers and raises often hanging in the balance, few instructors can afford to displease the growing number of disengaged students making evaluation forms.
  • The idea came to him that he must do something more than usual to attract the attention of God, and he turned back the rug which was in front of his bed so that he could kneel on the bare boards; and then it struck him that his nightshirt was a softness that might displease his Maker, so he took it off and said his prayers naked. Of Human Bondage
  • The chiefs left the ship displeased at what they called stingy conduct in the captain, as they were accustomed to receive trifling presents from the traders on the coast. Adventures of the first settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River
  • In the summer another six or eight had returned from the farm on Cap Tourmente, and eleven arrived in the shallop that so displeased Champlain. Champlain's Dream
  • He said 'I am very displeased. The Sun
  • The man's face is set in a displeased grimace, his brow furrowed in certain displeasure.
  • And once she'd caught his displeased look when he looked at her and her child.
  • Gokool refused to prostrate himself at his feet while he should put his foot on his head; for which his gooroo was displeased ... Life of William Carey
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