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Such difficulties, also, suddenly arose as plainly showed that our plans for this voyage were displeasing to the Evil Spirit.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
This time it was a problem that was not displeasing, though Mr. Talpers was not quite sure as yet how it should be followed out.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
If she had any “citified airs” they were not of the kind that are especially displeasing to country people.
DAVID FLEMING'S FORGIVENESSMARGARET MURRAY ROBERTSON
He was past the bloom of youth, but still his fine clothes and his reputed wealth were displeasing to me.
WILD WESTERN SCENESJOHN BEAUCHAMP JONES
If we add to this evil, the attendant glitter upon glitter, we have a perfect farrago of discordant and displeasing effects.
THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POEEDGAR ALLAN POE
In the adversity of our best friends we always find something which is not wholly displeasing to us.
THE BEST OF THE WORLD'S CLASSICS, RESTRICTED TO PROSE, VOL. VII (OF X)--CONTINENTAL EUROPE IVARIOUS
Nicolas-Juste Aubain, day-labourer, was afraid both of displeasing Sorel and of injuring these gentlemen.
BOUVARD AND PCUCHET, PART 2GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
Diplomacy is the art of getting what you want at the expense of displeasing as few people as possible.
THE LIFE OF GEORGE BORROWHERBERT JENKINS
The stain in her eyes was wonderfully vivid, but it did not produce a displeasing effect, as I had fancied it would.
THE BLUE GERMMARTIN SWAYNE
There was a very displeasing look on his dark countenance, and his sneer was strongly marked.
THE MOON METALGARRETT P. SERVISS
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WORDS RELATED TO DISPLEASING

  • disagreeable
  • displeasing
  • distasteful
  • exceptionable
  • excess baggage
  • excluded
  • ill-favored
  • inadmissible
  • left out in cold
  • lousy
  • not in the picture
  • objectionable
  • obnoxious
  • rejected
  • repellent
  • shut out
  • thankless
  • unacceptable
  • unasked
  • undesirable
  • uninvited
  • unpleasant
  • unpopular
  • unsought
  • unwanted
  • unwished-for
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