displeasure
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɪsˈplɛʒə/
  • (America) enPR: dĭs-plĕzhʹər, IPA: /dɪsˈplɛʒɚ/
Noun

displeasure (uncountable)

  1. A feeling of being displeased with something or someone; dissatisfaction; disapproval.
  2. That which displeases; cause of irritation or annoyance; offence; injury.
    • c. 1594, William Shakespeare, “The Comedie of Errors”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene iv]:
      Hast thou delight to see a wretched man / Do outrage and displeasure to himself?
  3. A state of disgrace or disfavour.
    • He went into Poland, being in displeasure with the pope for overmuch familiarity.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations
  • Russian: неудово́льствие
  • Spanish: disgusto
Translations Verb

displeasure (displeasures, present participle displeasuring; past and past participle displeasured)

  1. (archaic) To displease or offend.



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