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[ US /dɪsˈpɫɛʒɝ/ ]
[ UK /dɪsplˈɛʒɐ/ ]
  1. the feeling of being displeased or annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something
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How To Use displeasure In A Sentence

  • Tranmere played with a good deal more enthusiasm as the evening wore on, suggesting that Aldridge had expressed - presumably in an indelicate fashion - his sense of displeasure during the recess.
  • It was said that national crimes can only be, and frequently are, punished in this world by _national punishments_, and that the continuance of the slave trade, and thus giving it a national character, sanction, and encouragement, ought to be considered as justly exposing us to the displeasure and vengeance of him who is equally the Lord of all, and who views with equal eye the poor _African slave_ and his _American master_! [ The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus
  • The cats would be livid, showing their displeasure by sulkily shunning their food and refusing to climb into bed for a goodnight cuddle. SANDS OF TIME
  • He has expressed his pleasure with the leading U.S. presidential candidates 'views on immigration reform and the amnesty they support and his displeasure to "The New York Times" about what he calls immigrant bashing in America. CNN Transcript Feb 11, 2008
  • This must have been owing to her recollection of the audacious stranger in the neighbouring turret at the Fleur de Lys; but did that discomposure express displeasure? Quentin Durward
  • But I nary not mention my displeasure and dread and off we embarked to Spencer's Plaza on a journey of discovery.
  • It has incurred the displeasure of purists. Times, Sunday Times
  • But now his displeasure is against her; he is angry with her, and appears and acts against her as an enemy. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)
  • The man's face is set in a displeased grimace, his brow furrowed in certain displeasure.
  • Janyn was strolling jauntily back towards his headland and the open fields, where he could fly the merlin on his creance without tangling her in trees to her confusion and displeasure. The Devil's Novice
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