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. (verb)
Examples of word displease
"Does the expression displease you, mademoiselle?" laughingly said the young man; "is it the word 'little,' or the word 'sister'?"
"Does the idea displease you?" he asked, in his turn grave.
I understand the press does not want to "displease" the White House because they will be denied access.
Metamorphoses into theological fantasy at the end, which may displease some readers.
She will have to fire teachers, jettison principals, displease parents.
Still, the government in recent years has increasingly sought to influence the two companies and push them toward activities that displease many private investors.
While they will likely displease the Pakistani government, these stipulations on the $2.3 billion marked for Pakistan in the supplemental fall well within the accountability recommendations Senior Fellow Brian Katulis made when he returned from Pakistan last week.
The Chinagos -- such they were called by the indolent, brown-skinned island folk -- saw to it that they did not displease Schemmer too greatly.