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)
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Listen, then, Jane Eyre, to your sentence: tomorrow, place the glass before you, and draw in chalk your own picture, faithfully, without softening one defect; omit no harsh line, smooth away no displeasing irregularity; write under it, 'Portrait of a Governess, disconnected, poor, and plain.
I was afraid to move lest it should be displeasing to my aunt), but went on her errand.
I begged "his honour would please to excuse me from proceeding any further, because I was very certain that the account he expected from me would be highly displeasing.
These flattering observations were by no means displeasing to the princess, but as she did not wish to betray her own feelings she merely said, "You are all a set of chatterboxes; go back to bed, and let me sleep.
Say no more on that subject for thy life, Sancho," said Don Quixote, "for it is displeasing to me; I have already pardoned thee for that, and thou knowest the common saying, 'for a fresh sin a fresh penance.
There is clear proof,' they will say, 'Socrates, that we and the city were not displeasing to you.
There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something down-right detestable.
His was one of those rare organizations, endowed with an obedient intelligence like that of the dog; with a blind valor, a quick eye, and a prompt hand; to whom sight appeared only to be given to see if the king were dissatisfied with anyone, and the hand to strike this displeasing personage, whether a Besme, a Maurevers, a Poltiot de Mere, or a Vitry.
But then, young man (and I pray of you to give me your full attention), then I thought I could not be doing anything displeasing to the Almighty in trying to set an innocent being at liberty -- one who had committed no offence, and merited not condemnation.
That boastfulness was not displeasing to Mazarin; he fell into meditation.