displease displease  /dɪs ˈpliz/


  • (v) give displeasure to


  1. Normally loyal Senators such as Griffin and Scott, who are from the large industrial states of Michigan and Pennsylvania, plan to displease Nixon.
  2. Nor can you throw it across the room, should its contents displease you, since it costs $350.
  3. What pleases the public, however, may displease doctors.



  1. "In the end, we had to make a decision that was bound to please and displease, impress and confound, unite and divide," Arroyo said in a speech to business leaders. "Let us now all pray, reflect and join hands to make the Estrada pardon a...
    on Oct 26, 2007 By: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Source: Forbes

  2. "Governments of countries neighbouring China are reluctant to take any action that would displease Chinese authorities, leaving Uighurs nowhere to flee," Kadeer said.
    on Dec 19, 2009 By: Rebiya Kadeer Source: AFP

  3. "Rumours of interest from Atletico do not displease me, that is for certain," Arteta told AS. "I have already said that they are a special club. Players always identify with certain clubs and I do with Atletico. However, right now I have...
    on Dec 19, 2007 By: Mikel Arteta Source: Sportinglife.com

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