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Displease Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    displease v : give displeasure to [ant: please]
Displease Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Displease \Dis*please"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Displeased; p. pr. & vb. n. Displeasing.] [OF. desplaisir, whence F. d['e]plaisir displeasure; pref. des- (L. dis-) + plaisir to please. See Please, and cf. Displeasure.]
  1. To make not pleased; to excite a feeling of disapprobation or dislike in; to be disagreeable to; to offend; to vex; -- often followed by with or at. It usually expresses less than to anger, vex, irritate, or provoke. God was displeased with this thing. --1 Chron. xxi. 7. Wilt thou be displeased at us forever? --Psalms lxxxv. 5 (Bk. of Com. Prayer). This virtuous plaster will displease Your tender sides. --J. Fletcher. Adversity is so wholesome . . . why should we be displeased therewith? --Barrow.
  2. To fail to satisfy; to miss of. [Obs.] I shall displease my ends else. --Beau. & Fl. Syn: To offend; disgust; vex; annoy; dissatisfy; chafe; anger; provoke; affront.
Displease Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Displease \Dis*please"\, v. i. To give displeasure or offense. [Obs.]
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* That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong. - William J. H. Boetcker

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