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- adj. Unpleasant, disagreeable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Unpleasing; offensive; unpleasant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Unpleasant or unpleasing; showing or giving displeasure.
In 1517, angered by Maximilian's perfidy, Henry wrote him some very "displeasant" letters.
But that the hearing of worldly phantasies may be to me displeasant.
Nymphs, my speeches be not displeasant vnto you, and that I am not yet satis-fied in all that I haue seene, I pray you let me vnderstand this.
But it wyll also prooue no whit displeasant, if with a lyttle patience, they restraine to glutte themselues with the walowish sweetnes of deceyueable delightes, and trye the taste of a contrarye vyand.
And there, considering the displeasant tytle, they curse the time of their entrance into the Labirinth, which hath in it so manie sundry delights, and the end of them subiect to such myserable and ineuitable necessity.
A worke verie auncient and past record, in a very displeasant seate.
The last square did beare vpon it a kingly image passing well cut, his countenance displeasant and austere, in his left hand he held a scepter vp into the heauens, the aire cloudie, troublesome and stormie, and with the other hand reaching into the clouds full of haile.
In the fourth Table, was represented the discontented & displeasant
She dwelt in a place very hard to come vnto, and ful of troubles to passe on the way, beeing hyndered with thorne and bryers, very rough and displeasant, a mistie clowde cast ouer it, and very hard to clymbe vp into.
And if I had so done indeed, my Lords, as Mr. Rich hath sworn, seeing it was spoke but in familiar secret talk, nothing affirming, and only in putting of cases, without other displeasant circumstances, it cannot justly be taken to be spoken maliciously.
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