Dis·please v. t. [imp. & p. p. Displeased p. pr. & vb. n. Displeasing.]
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.
Dis·pleas·ing, a. Causing displeasure or dissatisfaction; offensive; disagreeable. -- Dis*pleas*ing*ly, adv. -- Dis*pleas*ing*ness, n. --Locke.
adj : causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities [ant: pleasing]