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dis·please

displease

 
pronunciation:
dIs pliz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: displeases, displeasing, displeased
definition: to annoy, dissatisfy, or disappoint.
As her smile disappeared, it was clear that his comment had displeased her.If the quality of his work displeases you so much, why don't you consider firing him?The food was fairly good at the restaurant, but we were displeased with the service.
antonyms:
delight, gratify, please
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to cause annoyance, disappointment, or dissatisfaction; be unpleasant.
May I ask in what way I displease?
antonyms:
delight, please
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derivations: displeasing (adj.), displeasingly (adv.)
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