4. To make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to parade.

Proudly displaying the insignia of their order.

5. (Print.) To make conspicuous by large or prominent type.

6. To discover; to descry. [Obs.]

And from his seat took pleasure to display
The city so adorned with towers.

Syn. — To exhibit; show; manifest; spread out; parade; expand; flaunt.

(Dis*play"), v. i. To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration. Shak.

(Dis*play"), n.

1. An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation.

Having witnessed displays of his power and grace.

2. Ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade.

He died, as erring man should die,
Without display, without parade.

(Dis*played") a.

1. Unfolded; expanded; exhibited conspicuously or ostentatiously.

2. (Her.) With wings expanded; — said of a bird of pray, esp. an eagle.

3. (Print.) Set with lines of prominent type interspersed, to catch the eye.

(Dis*play"er) n. One who, or that which, displays.

(Dis"ple) v. t. To discipline; to correct. [Obs.]

And bitter Penance, with an iron whip,
Was wont him once to disple every day.

(Dis*pleas"ance) n. [OF. desplaisance, F. déplaisance. Cf. Displacency.] Displeasure; discontent; annoyance. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Dis*pleas"ant) a. [OF. desplaisant, F. déplaisant. See Displease.] Unpleasing; offensive; unpleasant. [Obs.] Speed.Dis*pleas"ant*ly, adv. [Obs.] Strype.Dis*pleas"ant*ness, n. [Obs.]

(Dis*please") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Displeased ; p. pr. & vb. n. Displeasing.] [OF. desplaisir, whence F. déplaisir displeasure; pref. des- (L. dis- ) + plaisir to please. See Please, and cf. Displeasure.]

1. 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.

God was displeased with this thing.
1 Chron. xxi. 7.

Wilt thou be displeased at us forever?
Psalms lxxxv. 5 (Bk. of Com. Prayer).

This virtuous plaster will displease
Your tender sides.
J. Fletcher.

Adversity is so wholesome . . . why should we be displeased therewith?

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