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English definition of “displease”

displease

verb [T]     /dɪˈspliːz/ formal
to cause someone to be annoyed or unhappy: I wouldn't want to do anything to displease him.Causing feelings of anger and displeasure displeased     /-ˈspliːzd/ adjective displeasure     /-ˈspleʒ.ər/ US  /-ˈspleʒ.ɚ/ noun [U] Employees have publicly criticized the company's plans, much to the displeasure of the management.Anger and displeasure
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