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displease

dis·please

displease

 
pronunciation:
dIs pliz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: displeased, displeases, displeasing
definition: to annoy, dissatisfy, or disappoint.
As her smile disappeared, it was clear that his comment had displeased her.If his work displeases you so much, why don't you consider firing him?The food was fairly good, but the service displeased us.
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
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-