Displeased vs Discontented - What's the difference?

displeased | discontented |

As a verb displeased

is (displease).

As an adjective discontented is

experiencing discontent, dissatisfaction.




  • (displease)

  • displease



  • 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.
  • The boy's rudeness displeased me.
  • * Bible, Psalms lxxxv. 5 (Book of Common Prayer)
  • Wilt thou be displeased at us forever?
  • To fail to satisfy; to miss of.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • I shall displease my ends else.
  • To give displeasure or offense.
  • Synonyms

    * (l)


    * please

    See also

    * offend * disgust * vex * annoy * dissatisfy * chafe * anger * provoke * affront




    (en adjective)
  • Experiencing discontent, dissatisfaction.
  • After her injury, Alice was a discontented woman.
  • Of or pertaining to discontent.
  • He lived a discontented life.
  • * 1912 , :
  • Clara, like many self-willed and discontented persons, was really very apt, without knowing it, to do as other people told her, and to let her destiny be decided for her by intelligences much below her own.