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 Dictionary entry overview: What does displease mean? 

  The verb DISPLEASE has 1 sense:

1. give displeasure to

  Familiarity information: DISPLEASE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Give displeasure to

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling


dislike (have or feel a dislike or distaste for)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "displease"):

annoy; bother; chafe; devil; get at; get to; gravel; irritate; nark; nettle; rag; rile; vex (cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations)

repel; repulse (be repellent to; cause aversion in)

dissatisfy (fail to satisfy)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

The bad news will displease him
The performance is likely to displease Sue


please (give pleasure to or be pleasing to)

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