Definition of displeasure in English:

displeasure

noun

mass noun
  • A feeling of annoyance or disapproval.

    ‘he started hanging around the local pubs, much to the displeasure of his mother’
    • ‘His usual good humored expression had dissolved into one of annoyance and displeasure.’
    • ‘His displeasure and irritation with the slow pace of progress at this weekend's Barcelona summit was plain for all to see.’
    • ‘It was with sheer displeasure and utter disgust that I once again witnessed Brian Lara given another bad decision.’
    • ‘She looks tired and impatient, lips drawn in a thin line of displeasure.’
    • ‘The irate couple got up to leave in disgust, and the woman barked her displeasure at the waiter.’
    • ‘However, much to Bryce's displeasure and dismay, Alex was a good player and asset to the team.’
    • ‘He nodded abruptly, but his eyes were still filled with displeasure and disdain.’
    • ‘The man's face is set in a displeased grimace, his brow furrowed in certain displeasure.’
    • ‘Looking up at Thomas she saw a look of great discomfort and displeasure.’
    • ‘The look of astonishment faded though, and all that was left was her usual look of grim disgust and displeasure.’
    • ‘Talk of £120,000 a week rightly led to disgruntled Manchester United fans showing their displeasure.’
    • ‘Recriminations and quips, annoyance and displeasure - these are parts of the game.’
    • ‘All these memories mean that I associate fishing with pain and extreme displeasure and discomfort.’
    • ‘She muttered, flicking ashes irritably at a passing woman, who snorted her displeasure.’
    • ‘Stassy couldn't find the words to get her point across, so she let her sneer of revulsion and displeasure do the talking for her.’
    • ‘To her surprise, instead of Yelena's usual look of irritation and displeasure, their mother had tears running down her face.’
    • ‘Irritated bees make their displeasure known, by administering painful stings.’
    • ‘Ms Sheehan encouraged the rally to show the government their displeasure with the development at the next state elections.’
    • ‘Thus disgruntled, he did not well hide his displeasure nor his attitude towards girls in common.’
    • ‘Williams is disgusted but uses her displeasure in determined fashion, winning the next point to earn a set point.’
    annoyance, irritation, crossness, infuriation, anger, vexation, wrath, pique, chagrin, rancour, resentment, indignation, exasperation
    View synonyms

verb

[WITH OBJECT]archaic
  • Annoy; displease.

    ‘not for worlds would I do aught that might displeasure thee’
    • ‘Sam nodded, not trusting himself to speak in case he said something that displeasured his father.’
    • ‘Can we imagine social and formal relations other than the present world system - Andrews seems to ask - by pleasuring or displeasuring the points of vulnerability in our sometimes not-so-unruffled representations?’
    • ‘She gave a displeasured look, ‘I don't know if that's -‘’
    • ‘May I displeasure you with the exceptional third paragraph of his lengthier review?’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French desplaisir (see displease), influenced by pleasure.

Pronunciation

displeasure

/dɪsˈplɛʒə/