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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of displease.

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  • adjective not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure


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  • The contemners of the additional act, deaf to the voice of reason, would judge of it only from its title; and as this title displeased and alarmed them, they persisted in blackening and condemning the work on the score of its name, according to the vulgar proverb, _Give a dog a bad name, and hang him_.

    Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. II

  • And he has a right to do what he pleases with you and yours, and he may have his own reasons for what he has done, and he loves you very much, and you ought not to let him remain displeased with you one moment longer than you can help – he is in the place of a father to you, and you owe him a child's duty.

    The Wide, Wide World

  • The King frowned as though the name displeased him, then answered,

    The Ancient Allan

  • My name displeased me, and as the most fashionable name just then happened to be Abellino, I changed my name Bélá into it.

    A Hungarian Nabob

  • The girl was neatly dressed and quite handsome, yet, something in her expression displeased me the moment I looked upon her.

    Summer on the Lakes, in 1843

  • But this way of looking on the endeavour of anybody, however humble, to just preserve your life, remedy in some degree the first, if it _was_ the first, unjustifiable measure, -- this being 'displeased' -- is exactly what I did

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846

  • "'The girl was neatly dressed and quite handsome, yet something in her expression displeased me the moment I looked upon her.

    At Home And Abroad Or, Things And Thoughts In America and Europe

  • But Taen, through the expanded resources of the Sathid matrix, caught the peripheral discomfort of the man's two colleagues; they were very much aware Lord Sholl was party to the witch's schemes, and the idea displeased them hugely.


  • This appellation displeased Napoleon, who nevertheless put several questions to M. Raudot, who was willing to oblige him as a traveller, but not to serve him as an Emperor.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • Weldon's voice showed that the idea displeased him.

    On the Firing Line


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