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Definition of Displeasure

Displeasure

  1. 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.
  2. That which displeases; cause of irritation or annoyance; offense; injury.
  3. State of disgrace or disfavor; disfavor.
  4. To displease.

Displeasure Quotations

Bitterness is cancer - it eats upon the host. It doesn't do anything to the object of its displeasure.
Maya Angelou

The traditional spokespersons for the Evangelicals, such as Chuck Colson and James Dobson, have become alarmed about this drift away from the 'Family Values' issues that they believe should be the overwhelming concerns of Evangelicals. They have expressed their displeasure in letters of protest circulated through the religious media.
Tony Campolo

Be careful how you do one man a pleasure which must needs occasion equal displeasure in another. For he who is thus slighted will not forget, but will think the offence to himself the greater in that another profits by it; while he who receives the pleasure will either not remember it, or will consider the favour done him less than it really was.
Francesco Guicciardini

Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Both dreams and neurotic dream-states have as their function the avoidance of displeasure, but the dream-states also serve to provide a positive pleasure gain.
Karl Abraham
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Displeasure Translations

displeasure in Latin is offensus
displeasure in Spanish is incomodidad, disgusto
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