dis|plea|sure [dısˈpleʒə US -ər] n [U] formal
the feeling of being annoyed or not satisfied with someone or something
= ↑annoyance displeasure at/with
Their displeasure at being kept waiting was clear.
incur sb's displeasure
(=make someone displeased)

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  • Displeasure — Dis*pleas ure (?; 135), v. t. To displease. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • displeasure — index disapprobation, disapproval, disparagement, dissatisfaction, exception (objection), nuisance, odium …   Law dictionary

  • displeasure — early 15c., from O.Fr. desplaisir, infinitive used as a noun (see DISPLEASE (Cf. displease)). Earlier in same sense was displesaunce (late 14c.) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • displeasure — ► NOUN ▪ a feeling of annoyance or dissatisfaction …   English terms dictionary

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  • displeasure — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ extreme, great ▪ The President indicated his great displeasure with the media coverage. ▪ divine ▪ the belief that eclipses are signs of divine displeasure VERB …   Collocations dictionary

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  • displeasure — [[t]dɪsple̱ʒə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft poss N, N with/at n Someone s displeasure is a feeling of annoyance that they have about something that has happened. The population has already begun to show its displeasure at the slow pace of change …   English dictionary

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