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Definition of Displease


  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.
  2. To fail to satisfy; to miss of.
  3. To give displeasure or offense.

Displease Quotations

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
William J. H. Boetcker

Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I always tried to be the perfect little girl. Always tried to have the perfect little manners. Never wanted to displease my parents.

Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
Francis Bacon

There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our firends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please, that is, as they please or displease us.
William Hazlitt
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Displease Translations

displease in Italian is dispiacere
displease in Spanish is desagradar, displicencia
displease in Swedish is misshaga
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