Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The condition or fact of being displeased; dissatisfaction.
  • n. Discomfort, uneasiness, or pain.
  • n. Archaic An injurious offense.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A feeling of being displeased with something or someone; dissatisfaction.
  • n. Pain or discomfort.
  • n. Disapproval.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The feeling of one who is displeased; irritation or uneasiness of the mind, occasioned by anything that counteracts desire or command, or which opposes justice or a sense of propriety; disapprobation; dislike; dissatisfaction; disfavor; indignation.
  • n. That which displeases; cause of irritation or annoyance; offense; injury.
  • n. State of disgrace or disfavor; disfavor.
  • transitive v. To displease.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To displease; be displeasing or annoying to: as, it displeasures me to see so much waste.
  • n. The state of feeling displeased; specifically, a feeling of intense or indignant disapproval, as of an act of disobedience, injustice, etc.: as, a man incurs the displeasure of another by thwarting his views or schemes; a servant incurs the displeasure of his master by neglect or disobedience; we experience displeasure at any violation of right or decorum.
  • n. Discomfort; uneasiness; dolefulness: opposed to pleasure.
  • n. Offense; umbrage.
  • n. A displeasing or offensive act; an act which causes, or is fitted to cause or rouse, a feeling of dissatisfaction, annoyance, or resentment; an ill turn or affront: generally preceded by do.
  • n. A state of disgrace or disfavor.
  • n. Synonyms Dissatisfaction, disapprobation, distaste, dislike, anger, vexation, indignation, resentment, annoyance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the feeling of being displeased or annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something

Etymologies

Middle English displesure, from Old French desplaisir : des-, dis- + plaisir, pleasure; see pleasure.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
dis- +‎ pleasure (Wiktionary)

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