displeasing


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dis·please

 (dĭs-plēz′)
v. dis·pleased, dis·pleas·ing, dis·pleas·es
v.tr.
To cause annoyance or vexation to.
v.intr.
To cause displeasure or annoyance.

[Middle English displesen, from Old French desplaire, desplais-, from Vulgar Latin *displacēre, from Latin displicēre : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin placēre, to please; see please.]

dis·pleas′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.displeasing - causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities
ugly - displeasing to the senses; "an ugly face"; "ugly furniture"
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
pleasing - giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance"

displeasing

adjective
Not pleasant or agreeable:
Informal: icky.
Slang: yucky.
Translations

displeasing

[dɪsˈpliːzɪŋ] ADJdesagradable

displeasing

adjunangenehm; to be displeasing to somebodyjdm missfallen or nicht gefallen; (= annoy)jdn verstimmen or verärgern; the idea was not displeasing to herder Gedanke war ihr gar nicht so unangenehm

displeasing

[dɪsˈpliːzɪŋ] adj displeasing (to)sgradevole (a)
References in classic literature ?
There was something either in that smile or the recollections it awakened that was particularly displeasing to her, for she suddenly assumed again that proud, chilly look that had so unspeakably roused my aversion at church - a look of repellent scorn, so easily assumed, and so entirely without the least distortion of a single feature, that, while there, it seemed like the natural expression of the face, and was the more provoking to me, because I could not think it affected.
He added that full prove security were provided to polio teams to counter the situation in case of any displeasing incident.
On his return from the West Indies, Afridi said some people interfere in his work, which is displeasing, adding that he would meet the PCB chairman soon.