unpleased vs displeased : Common Errors in English

About unpleased vs displeased

“Unpleased” is considered archaic; the standard modern word for your reaction to something you don’t like is “displeased.”However “unpleasing” is still current to describe something that fails to please: “the arrangement of ‘Silent Night’ for truck air horns was unpleasing.” But “displeasing” is more common.

displeased Meaning(s)

  • (a) not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure

displeased in News

  1. Avon sprucing up I-90 interchanges

    AVON — Displeased with the regular maintenance of Avon’s I-90 interchanges by the Ohio Department of Transportation, the city is looking to spruce them up.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Morning Journal

  2. News flash: pedestrian player with few homers will not be in Home Run Derby

    As we mentioned last night, Robinson Cano is once again the captain of the AL Home Run Derby team and will pick his side’s squad. From the New York Post: If you think Royals fans were displeased at Robinson Cano for not naming Billy Butler to the AL’s Home Run Derby team last year, they…
    on June 12, 2013 Source: NBC Sports: HardballTalk

  3. Yankees' Cano won’t pick Royals' Butler again for HR Derby

    OAKLAND, Calif. — If you think Royals fans were displeased at Robinson Cano for not naming Billy Butler to the AL’s Home Run Derby team last year, they aren’t going to any happier this year. “No chance,’’ Cano said when asked if he would pick Butler, who has five...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: New York Post

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