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DISPLEASURE, n. Displezhur.

1. Some irritation or uneasiness of the mind, occasioned by any thing that counteracts desire or command, or which opposes justice and a sense of propriety. 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. Displeasure is anger, but it may be slight anger. It implies disaprobation or hatred, and usually expresses less than vexation and indignation. Thus, slighter offenses give displeasure, although they may not excite a violent passion.

2. Offense; cause of irritation.

Now shall I be more blameless than the Philistines, though I do them a displeasure. Judges 15.

3. State of disgrace or disfavor.

He went into Poland, being in displeasure with the pope for overmuch familiarity.

DISPLEASURE, v.t. To displease. [An unnecessary word, and not used.]




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DISPLEASURE, n. Displezhur.

1. Some irritation or uneasiness of the mind, occasioned by any thing that counteracts desire or command, or which opposes justice and a sense of propriety. 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. Displeasure is anger, but it may be slight anger. It implies disaprobation or hatred, and usually expresses less than vexation and indignation. Thus, slighter offenses give displeasure, although they may not excite a violent passion.

2. Offense; cause of irritation.

Now shall I be more blameless than the Philistines, though I do them a displeasure. Judges 15.

3. State of disgrace or disfavor.

He went into Poland, being in displeasure with the pope for overmuch familiarity.

DISPLEASURE, v.t. To displease. [An unnecessary word, and not used.]


DIS-PLEAS'URE, n. [displezh'ure.]

  1. Some irritation or uneasiness of the mind, occasioned by any thing that counteracts desire or command, or which opposes justice and a sense of propriety. 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. Displeasure is anger, but it may be slight anger. It implies disapprobation or hatred, and usually expresses less than vexation and indignation. Thus, slighter offenses give displeasure, although they may not excite a violent passion.
  2. Offense; cause of irritation. Now shall I be more blameless than the Philistines, though I do them a displeasure. – Judges xv.
  3. State of disgrace or disfavor. He went into Poland, being in displeasure with the pope for overmuch familiarity. – Peacham.

DIS-PLEAS'URE, v.t.

To displease. [An unnecessary word, and not used.] – Bacon.


Dis*pleas"ure
  1. 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. Ps. vi. 1.

    Undoubtedly he will relent, and turn
    From his displeasure.
    Milton.

  2. To displease.

    [Obs.] Bacon.
  3. That which displeases; cause of irritation or annoyance; offense; injury.

    Hast thou delight to see a wretched man
    Do outrage and displeasure to himself?
    Shak.

  4. State of disgrace or disfavor; disfavor.

    [Obs.]

    He went into Poland, being in displeasure with the pope for overmuch familiarity. Peacham.

    Syn. -- Dissatisfaction; disapprobation; disfavor; distaste; dislike; anger; hate; aversion; indignation; offense.

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Displeasure

DISPLEASURE, noun Displezhur.

1. Some irritation or uneasiness of the mind, occasioned by any thing that counteracts desire or command, or which opposes justice and a sense of propriety. 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. displeasure is anger, but it may be slight anger. It implies disaprobation or hatred, and usually expresses less than vexation and indignation. Thus, slighter offenses give displeasure although they may not excite a violent passion.

2. Offense; cause of irritation.

Now shall I be more blameless than the Philistines, though I do them a displeasure Judges 15:3.

3. State of disgrace or disfavor.

He went into Poland, being in displeasure with the pope for overmuch familiarity.

DISPLEASURE, verb transitive To displease. [An unnecessary word, and not used.]

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