displeasure

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From Old French desplaisir

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displeasure (usually uncountable, plural displeasures)

  1. A feeling of being displeased with something or someone; dissatisfaction; disapproval.
    • 2011 October 20, Michael da Silva, “Stoke 3 - 0 Macc Tel-Aviv”, BBC Sport:
      Tangling with Ziv, Cameron caught him with a flailing elbow, causing the Israeli defender to go down a little easily. However, the referee was in no doubt, much to the displeasure of the home fans.
  2. That which displeases; cause of irritation or annoyance; offence; injury.
    • Shakespeare
      Hast thou delight to see a wretched man / Do outrage and displeasure to himself?
  3. A state of disgrace or disfavour.
    • Peacham
      He went into Poland, being in displeasure with the pope for overmuch familiarity.

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