dis·please / disˈplēz/ • v. [tr.] make (someone) feel annoyed or dissatisfied: the tone of the letter displeased him | [as adj.] (displeasing) it was not entirely displeasing to be the center of such a drama. DERIVATIVES: dis·pleas·ing·ly adv.
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