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v. dis·pleased, dis·pleas·ing, dis·pleas·es
To cause annoyance or vexation to.
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.
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Adv.1.displeasingly - in a displeasing manner; "he made displeasingly cutting remarks about his friends"
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