displeasure

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n displeasure the feeling of being displeased or annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Displeasure State of disgrace or disfavor; disfavor. "He went into Poland, being in displeasure with the pope for overmuch familiarity."
    • Displeasure That which displeases; cause of irritation or annoyance; offense; injury. "Hast thou delight to see a wretched man
      Do outrage and displeasure to himself?"
    • Displeasure The feeling of one who is displeased; irritation or uneasiness of the mind, occasioned by anything that counteracts desire or command, or which opposes justice or a sense of propriety; disapprobation; dislike; dissatisfaction; disfavor; indignation. "O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure .""Undoubtedly he will relent, and turn
      From his displeasure ."
    • v. t Displeasure To displease.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n displeasure The state of feeling displeased; specifically, a feeling of intense or indignant disapproval, as of an act of disobedience, injustice, etc.: as, a man incurs the displeasure of another by thwarting his views or schemes; a servant incurs the displeasure of his master by neglect or disobedience; we experience displeasure at any violation of right or decorum.
    • n displeasure Discomfort; uneasiness; dolefulness: opposed to pleasure.
    • n displeasure Offense; umbrage.
    • n displeasure A displeasing or offensive act; an act which causes, or is fitted to cause or rouse, a feeling of dissatisfaction, annoyance, or resentment; an ill turn or affront: generally preceded by do.
    • n displeasure A state of disgrace or disfavor.
    • n displeasure Synonyms Dissatisfaction, disapprobation, distaste, dislike, anger, vexation, indignation, resentment, annoyance.
    • displeasure To displease; be displeasing or annoying to: as, it displeasures me to see so much waste.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Displeasure dis-plezh′ūr the feeling of one who is offended: anger: cause of irritation
    • v.t Displeasure (arch.) to displease, offend
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. dis-, + pleasure,: cf. OF. desplaisir, F. déplaisir,. Cf. Displease

Usage

In literature:

He considered the artiste's exclamation and assumption of displeasure as mere artful tricks designed to deceive him.
"Monte-Cristo's Daughter" by Edmund Flagg
He had come down at a very great personal inconvenience, he assured her with displeasure, but he gave up the early train.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
Miss Eliza eyed Arethusa over her glasses with stern displeasure.
"The Heart of Arethusa" by Francis Barton Fox
Sullenness arises from capricious displeasure not founded in reason.
"The Young Man's Guide" by William A. Alcott
Her aunt showed her displeasure by not speaking to her, or speaking barely with a word.
"Miss Mackenzie" by Anthony Trollope
Rather poor silly idols of your own making, which upon the least displeasure you forsake and set up new.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
The king vented on him all the displeasure which had been gathering in his embittered soul.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
Still, if monsieur insists, I will run the risk of madame's displeasure.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
Bill glanced at his watch with displeasure.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
Your displeasure was hard to bear, but your kindness has undone me.
"The Daughter of a Magnate" by Frank H. Spearman
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In poetry:

And though I’ve laughed at your expense,
O Dryad of the dusky race,
No man who has a heart and sense
Would bring displeasure to your face.
"Black Lizzie" by Henry Kendall
As to myself, now, I'd share your displeasure;
For I admit in this Jack of the Tules
Certain good points. He still comes to confession--
You'd "like to catch him"?
"Jack Of The Tules" by Francis Bret Harte
God unto thee must a commandment give,
"With perfect faith, in Jesus to believe,"
On pain of his displeasure and approach;
Ere thou into his presence canst approach:
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
This very Son of God most high was doom'd
The worst of deaths to suffer on the tree;
When He our flesh had readily assum'd,
To set us from his Sire's displeasure free:
"Adam's Race" by Rees Prichard
Command thou the sun, to supply us with light,
Cause the moon and the stars to illume us by night,
With seas'nable weather the farmer befriend,
And to thy displeasure put quickly an end.
"Another, On The Same Occasion" by Rees Prichard
At first we liv'd in pleasure;
Thine own delights thou didst to us impart:
When we grew wanton, thou didst use displeasure
To make us thine: yet that we might not part,
As we at first did board with thee,
Now thou wouldst taste our miserie.
"Affliction (V)" by George Herbert

In news:

It seems that in the Top of Utah — as well as across the nation — school children are wrinkling their noses in displeasure at what passes for lunch in public schools.
Drummer Bill Ward's withdrawal from Black Sabbath's reunion album and tour due to his displeasure with the contract situation continues to be a hot topic.
Fans are voicing displeasure with Chiefs.
Braun, who frequently interacts with Beliebers via Twitter, took to the social media messaging service to voice his displeasure over The Biebs being snubbed by the Grammys.
Braun , who frequently interacts with Beliebers via Twitter, took to the social media messaging service to voice his displeasure over The Biebs being snubbed by the Grammys.
Several runners also voiced their displeasure that the marathon had not been canceled .
An Eagles fan shows his displeasure during the team's loss to the Washington Redskins (Mark Gail/MCT).
After calling in "sick" and bailing on her scheduled TODAY show appearance on Monday, Nov 12, Chelsea Handler poked fun at hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, much to their displeasure.
Griffey has fun scoring 17 points, but Groce makes his displeasure known.
Tyler, TX — East Texans are among the many Texans who have voiced their displeasure with the direction the United States is moving and are holding a local nationalist movement meeting.
Tyler, TX (KETK) — East Texans are among the many Texans who have voiced their displeasure with the direction the United States is moving and are holding a local nationalist movement meeting.
The crowd on both sides will voice their displeasure on officials' calls.
Many AFC East fans on Twitter and the division blog voiced their displeasure with HBO choosing the rebuilding Miami Dolphins as the latest subject on " Hard Knocks ".
But in spite of, or perhaps because of his hard line , thousands of Turks took to the streets to express their displeasure with Turkey's Syria policy.
Several recent "reader opinions" have expressed displeasure with Keith Hansen's comments.
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In science:

P.1 Pleasure of learning" bore ten 140 mm-long horizontal lines; on these lines the participant would rate, with a pencil mark, the intensity of the pleasure/displeasure experienced when reading each piece of information provided on the knowledge list.
Curiosity and Pleasure
Of course, if laughter afforded displeasure the social function of humour would change: the society would try to get rid of it by censorship, prosecution of witty people and so on.
Computer Model of a "Sense of Humour". I. General Algorithm
With displeasure we observe that the matrix underlying this determinant has an exceptional row and an exceptional column, namely the (a + 1)th in both cases.
Enumeration of rhombus tilings of a hexagon which contain a fixed rhombus in the centre
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