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- (transitive) To make not pleased; to cause a feeling of disapprobation or dislike in; to be disagreeable to; to vex slightly.
- The boy's rudeness displeased me.
- I felt displeased with the boy.
- 1662, Thomas Cranmer [et al.], compilers, “The Psalms, Sixteenth Day, Evening Prayer”, in The Book of Common-Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, […], London: […] John Bill, and Christopher Barker, […], OCLC 1053343847, column 1, psalm 85, line 5:
- Wilt thou be displeased at us forever: and wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from one generation to another?
- (intransitive) To give displeasure or offense.
- (transitive, obsolete) To fail to satisfy; to miss of.
to fail to please or satisfy