In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(master/monarch) desagradar(master/monarch) contrariarto be displeased with sb — estar disgustado con algn
- to be displeased at sth
- she was displeased at his offhand attitude — su actitud descortés le molestó / desagradó
- he was displeased at having to repeat himself — le molestó tener que repetir lo que había dicho
- Taken far enough this produces exterminism, a notion that if you don't get your way or something displeases you it is possible simply to blot it out.
- The reality, say several aides who did not wish to be quoted because it might displease the president, did not really sink in until Thursday night.
- I doubt that you mother would be too pleased that you were displeasing her most important customer.
- Not that there were no moments to displease him.
- On both counts, national political leaders will displease their masters: oil supplies will not be adequate nor secure, and the workers will not be docile.
- But if pressed, she'll admit the new digital ones displease her.
- Don't be afraid of displeasing me, you couldn't do that.
- I could also extend effective protection to upright officers who happened to displease powerful politicians.
- Schubb's gag order extends even to the outside activities of interviewees that displease him.
- Under this view, slavery is wrong, but not because slavery is an ‘unnatural’ human social position or because slavery displeases God.
- Every week he pours out his bile on all who displease him.
- We need to get over our cultural cringe and recognise we have a national interest and occasionally acting in that interest will displease people and governments in other parts of the world.
- Later I asked myself - why did that displease me so?
- Everything I did seemed to annoy and displease him.
- If you are negative to your neighbour because he happens to practise a religion that you dislike, you will be negative to all else who displease you one way or another.
- You can still do those things even if they displease your parents.
- And when you're the king, you can banish the insiders who displease you and you can try to buy off the outsiders.
- May I never laugh at their mistakes, or resort to ridicule when they displease me.
- There are some indications, as well, that Bruce is anxious to avoid displeasing her conservative audience.
- ‘That's a possibility that doesn't displease me,’ he said.
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