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displease

dis·please

displease

pronunciation:
dIs pliz
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: displeased, displeases, displeasing
definition: to upset or disappoint; annoy; offend.
They won the game, but his own performance displeased him.
antonyms:
delight, gratify, please
derivations: displeasing (adj.), displeasingly (adv.)
Word Parts
The word displease contains the following part:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-