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English definition of “displease”


verb [T] uk   /dɪˈspliːz/ formal us  
to cause someone to be annoyed or unhappy: I wouldn't want to do anything to displease him.
adjective uk   /-ˈspliːzd/ us  
noun [U] uk   /-ˈspleʒ.ər/ us    /-ˈspleʒ.ɚ/
Employees have publicly criticized the company's plans, much to the displeasure of the management.
(Definition of displease from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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