English dictionary


diabase |ˈdaɪəˌbes| — (geology) A fine-grained igneous rock composed mostly of pyroxene and feldspar

diabetes |ˌdaɪəˈbiːtiːz| — a polygenic disease characterized by abnormally high glucose levels in the blood; any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst

diabetic |ˌdaɪəˈbetɪk| — someone who has diabetes

diablerie |diːˈɑːbləriː| — witchcraft, sorcery

diablery  — sorcery

diabolic |ˌdaɪəˈbɒlɪk| — showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil

diabolical |ˌdaɪəˈbɑːlɪkl| — showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil

diabolism |daɪˈæbəlɪzəm| — a belief in and reverence for devils (especially Satan)

diachronic |ˌdaɪəˈkrɑːnɪk| — used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time

diachylon |daɪˈækəˌlɑːn| — Alternative form of diachylum.

diachylum |daɪˈækələm| — (medicine, archaic) A plaster originally composed of the juices of several plants, later made of an oxide of lead and oil, and consisting essentially of glycerine mixed with lead salts of the fat acids.

diacritic |ˌdaɪəˈkrɪtɪk| — a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation

diacritical |ˌdaɪəˈkrɪtəkəl| — capable of distinguishing

diadem |ˈdaɪədem| — an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty

diaeresis |daɪˈerəsɪs| — a diacritical mark (two dots) placed over a vowel to indicate that it does not form a diphthong with an adjacent vowel

diagnose |ˌdaɪəɡˈnəʊs| — determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis

diagnoses |ˌdaɪəɡˈnəʊsiːz| — plural form of diagnosis

diagnosis |ˌdaɪəɡˈnəʊsɪs| — identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon

diagnostic |ˌdaɪəɡˈnɑːstɪk| — characteristic or indicative of a disease

diagnosticate |daɪəɡˈnɑːstəkeɪt| — (archaic) To make a diagnosis of; to recognise (a disease or similar) by its symptoms.

diagnostician |ˌdaɪəɡnɑːˈstɪʃən| — a doctor who specializes in medical diagnosis

diagnostics |ˌdaɪəɡˈnɑːstɪks| — the branch of medical science dealing with the classification of disease

diagonal |daɪˈæɡənl| — (geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent

diagonally |daɪˈæɡənəlɪ| — in a diagonal manner

diagram |ˈdaɪəɡræm| — a drawing intended to explain how something works; a drawing showing the relation between the parts

diagrammatic |ˌdaɪəɡrəˈmætɪk| — shown or represented by diagrams

diagrammatical |ˌdaɪəɡrəˈmætɪkəl| — shown or represented by diagrams

dial |ˈdaɪəl| — the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours

dialect |ˈdaɪəlekt| — the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people

dialectal |daɪəˈlektəl| — belonging to or characteristic of a dialect

dialectic |ˌdaɪəˈlektɪk| — any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments

dialectical |ˌdaɪəˈlektɪkl| — of or relating to or employing dialectic

dialectician |ˌdaɪəlekˈtɪʃən| — a logician skilled in dialectic

dialectics |ˌdaɪəˈlektɪks| — a rationale for dialectical materialism based on change through the conflict of opposing forces

dialectology |ˌdaɪəlekˈtɑːlədʒɪ| — the branch of philology that is devoted to the study of dialects

dialed |ˈdaɪəld| — simple past tense and past participle of dial

dialled |ˈdaɪəld| — (UK) simple past tense and past participle of dial

dialog |ˈdaɪəlɔːɡ| — a conversation between two persons

dialogic |daɪəˈlɑːdʒɪk| — of or relating to dialogue

dialogical  — Related to or having the character of dialogue

dialogue |ˈdaɪəlɑːɡ| — a conversation between two persons

dialysis |ˌdaɪˈæləsɪs| — separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes

diameter |daɪˈæmɪtər| — the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference

diametral |daɪˈæmɪtrəl| — related to or along a diameter

diametric |ˌdaɪəˈmetrɪk| — characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed

diametrical |ˌdaɪəˈmetrɪkl| — characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed

diametrically |ˌdaɪəˈmetrɪklɪ| — as from opposite ends of a diameter

diamond |ˈdaɪəmənd| — a transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

diamonds |ˈdaɪməndz| — plural form of diamond

Diana |daˈjænə| — English aristocrat who was the first wife of Prince Charles; her death in an automobile accident in Paris produced intense national mourning (1961-1997)

diapason |ˌdaɪəˈpeɪzən| — either of the two main stops on a pipe organ

diaper |ˈdaɪpər| — garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement

diaphanous |daɪˈæfənəs| — so thin as to transmit light

diaphoretic |ˌdaɪəfəˈretɪk| — used to produce perspiration

diaphragm |ˈdaɪəfræm| — a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens

diaphragmatic |ˌdaɪəfræɡˈmætɪk| — Of, pertaining to, or using a diaphragm

diapositive |ˌdaɪəˈpɒzɪtɪv| — (photography) slide (used with a projector for projecting images)

diarchy |ˈdaɪɑːrkɪ| — a form of government having two joint rulers

diarist |ˈdaɪərɪst| — someone who keeps a diary or journal

diarize |ˈdaɪəraɪz| — (intransitive) To record (events) in a diary.

diarrhea |ˌdaɪəˈriːə| — frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor

diarrhoea |ˌdaɪəˈriːə| — frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor

diary |ˈdaɪərɪ| — a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations

diaspora |daɪˈæspərə| — the body of Jews (or Jewish communities) outside Palestine or modern Israel

diastole |daɪˈæstəlɪ| — the widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood

diastolic |ˌdaɪəˈstɑːlɪk| — of or relating to a diastole or happening during a diastole

diathermancy |ˌdaɪəˈθɜːrmənsiː| — The condition of being diathermic

diathermic |daɪəˈθɜːrmɪk| — (medicine) Of or pertaining to diathermy

diathermy |ˈdaɪəˌθərmɪ| — a method of physical therapy that involves generating local heat in body tissues by high-frequency electromagnetic currents

diathesis |daɪˈæθɪsɪs| — constitutional predisposition to a particular disease or abnormality

diatom |ˌtɑːm| — microscopic unicellular marine or freshwater colonial alga having cell walls impregnated with silica

diatomic |ˌdaɪəˈtɑːmɪk| — of or relating to a molecule made up of two atoms

diatonic |ˌdaɪəˈtɑːnɪk| — based on or using the five tones and two semitones of the major or minor scales of western music

diatribe |ˈdaɪətraɪb| — thunderous verbal attack

dibasic |daɪˈbeɪsɪk| — (chemistry) (of an acid) containing two replaceable hydrogen atoms

dibber |ˈdɪbər| — a wooden hand tool with a pointed end; used to make holes in the ground for planting seeds or bulbs

dibble |ˈdɪbəl| — a wooden hand tool with a pointed end; used to make holes in the ground for planting seeds or bulbs

dibs |dɪbz| — a claim of rights

dice |daɪs| — a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers

dicer |ˈdaɪsə| — a mechanical device used for dicing food

dicey |ˈdaɪsɪ| — of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk

dichogamy |daɪˈkɑːɡəmiː| — (biology) The condition in which an organism changes sex during its lifetime.

dichotomize |daɪˈkɒtəmaɪz| — divide into two opposing groups or kinds

dichotomous |daɪˈkɒtəməs| — divided or dividing into two sharply distinguished parts or classifications

dichotomy |daɪˈkɑːtəmɪ| — being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses

dichromatic |ˌdaɪkrəʊˈmætɪk| — having two colors

dichromic |daɪˈkrəʊmɪk| — Furnishing or giving two colours; said of defective vision, in which all the compound colours are resolvable into two elements instead of three.

dick |dɪk| — someone who is a detective

dickens |ˈdɪkɪnz| — a word used in exclamations of confusion

dicker |ˈdɪkər| — negotiate the terms of an exchange

dickey |ˈdɪkɪ| — a small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seater

dickhead |ˈdɪkhed| — insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous

dicky |ˈdɪkɪ| — a small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seater

dicotyledon |ˌdaɪkɑːtɪˈliːdən| — flowering plant with two cotyledons; the stem grows by deposit on its outside

dicotyledonous |daɪˌkɑːtˈliːdnəs| — (of a flowering plant) having two cotyledons in the seed

dicta |ˈdɪktə| — plural form of dictum

dictaphone |ˈdɪktəfəʊn| — a tape recorder that records and reproduces dictation

dictate |ˈdɪkteɪt| — an authoritative rule

dictation |dɪkˈteɪʃn| — an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

dictator |ˈdɪkteɪtər| — a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine

dictatorial |ˌdɪktəˈtɔːrɪəl| — expecting unquestioning obedience

dictatorship |ˌdɪkˈtərʃɪp| — a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

diction |ˈdɪkʃn| — the articulation of speech regarded from the point of view of its intelligibility to the audience

dictionary |ˈdɪkʃənerɪ| — a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them

dictum |ˈdɪktəm| — an authoritative declaration

did |dɪd| — simple past tense of do

didactic |daɪˈdæktɪk| — instructive (especially excessively)

didactical  — instructive (especially excessively)

didacticism |dɪˈdæktɪsɪzm| — communication that is suitable for or intended to be instructive

didactics |dɪˈdæktɪks| — the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill

didder |ˈdɪdə| — move with or as if with a tremor

diddle |ˈdɪdl| — deprive of by deceit

diddled |ˈdɪdəld| — simple past tense and past participle of diddle

dido |ˈdaɪdəʊ| — (Roman mythology) a princess of Tyre who was the founder and queen of Carthage; Virgil tells of her suicide when she was abandoned by Aeneas

didst |dɪdst| — (archaic, with thou) second-person singular past tense of do

die |daɪ| — a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers

die away |ˈdaɪ əˈweɪ| — become less in amount or intensity

die down |ˈdaɪ ˈdaʊn| — suffer from a disease that kills shoots

die off |ˈdaɪ ˈɒf| — become extinct

die out |ˈdaɪ ˈaʊt| — become extinct

die-hard |hɑːrd| — tradition-bound and obstinately opinionated

die-sinker |ˈdaɪˈsɪŋkə| — someone who makes dies

died |ˈdaɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of die

diehard |ˈdaɪhɑːrd| — one who adheres to traditional views

dielectric |ˌdaɪɪˈlektrɪk| — a material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivity

dieresis |daɪˈerəsɪs| — a diacritical mark (two dots) placed over a vowel to indicate that it does not form a diphthong with an adjacent vowel

Diesel |ˈdiːzl| — German engineer (born in France) who invented the diesel engine (1858-1913)

diesis |ˈdaɪɪsɪs| — a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote

diestock |ˈdaɪstɒk| — a device that holds the dies that cut external threads on metal cylinders

diet |ˈdaɪət| — a prescribed selection of foods

dietary |ˈdaɪəterɪ| — a regulated daily food allowance

dietetic |ˌdaɪəˈtetɪk| — of or relating to the diet

dietetics |ˌdaɪəˈtetɪks| — the scientific study of food preparation and intake

dietician |ˌdaɪəˈtɪʃən| — a specialist in the study of diet and nutrition

dietitian |ˌdaɪəˈtɪʃn| — a specialist in the study of diet and nutrition

differ |ˈdɪfər| — be different

difference |ˈdɪfrəns| — the quality of being unlike or dissimilar

different |ˈdɪfrənt| — distinctly separate from the first

differentia |dɪfəˈrenʃiːə| — distinguishing characteristics (especially in different species of a genus)

differentiae |ˌdɪfəˈrenʃɪiː| — plural form of differentia

differential |ˌdɪfəˈrenʃl| — the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx

differentially |ˌdɪfəˈrenʃəlɪ| — in a differential manner

differentiate |ˌdɪfəˈrenʃɪeɪt| — mark as different

differentiated |ˌdɪfəˈrentʃɪˌetəd| — exhibiting biological specialization; adapted during development to a specific function or environment

differentiating |ˌdɪfəˈrentʃɪˌetɪŋ| — Present participle of differentiate.

differentiation |ˌdɪfəˌrenʃɪˈeɪʃn| — a discrimination between things as different and distinct on the basis of their characteristics or attributes

differently |ˈdɪfrəntlɪ| — in another and different manner

differing |ˈdɪfərɪŋ| — Present participle of differ.

difficile |ˌdɪfɪˈsiːl| — (obsolete) Hard to work with; stubborn.

difficult |ˈdɪfɪkəlt| — not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

difficulty |ˈdɪfɪkəltɪ| — an effort that is inconvenient

diffidence |ˈdɪfɪdəns| — lack of self-confidence

diffident |ˈdɪfɪdənt| — showing modest reserve

diffluent |ˈdɪfluːənt| — Flowing apart or off; dissolving; not fixed.

diffract |dɪˈfrækt| — undergo diffraction

diffraction |dɪˈfrækʃn| — when light passes sharp edges or goes through narrow slits the rays are deflected and produce fringes of light and dark bands

diffuse |dɪˈfjuːs| — move outward

diffusely |dɪˈfjuːslɪ| — in a diffuse manner

diffuser |dɪˈfjuːzər| — baffle that distributes sound waves evenly

diffusible |dɪˈfjuːzəbəl| — Able to be diffused

diffusion |dɪˈfjuːʒn| — (physics) the process in which there is movement of a substance from an area of high concentration of that substance to an area of lower concentration

diffusive |dɪˈfjuːsɪv| — spreading by diffusion

dig |dɪɡ| — the site of an archeological exploration

dig in |ˈdɪɡ ɪn| — occupy a trench or secured area

dig out |ˈdɪɡ ˈaʊt| — remove, harvest, or recover by digging

dig up |ˈdɪɡ ʌp| — find by digging in the ground

digamist |ˈdɪɡəmɪst| — One who marries a second time; a deuterogamist.

digamy |ˈdɪɡəmiː| — A second marriage (as after the death or divorce of a spouse)

digastric |daɪˈɡæstrɪk| — Having two bellies; biventral

digest |daɪˈdʒest| — a periodical that summarizes the news

digested |ˈdaɪˌdʒestəd| — simple past tense and past participle of digest

digester |ˈdaɪˌdʒestər| — autoclave consisting of a vessel in which plant or animal materials are digested

digestibility |dɪˌdʒestəˈbɪlɪtɪ| — the property of being easy to digest

digestible |daɪˈdʒestəbl| — capable of being converted into assimilable condition in the alimentary canal

digestion |daɪˈdʒestʃən| — the process of decomposing organic matter (as in sewage) by bacteria or by chemical action or heat

digestive |daɪˈdʒestɪv| — any substance that promotes digestion

digger |ˈdɪɡər| — a laborer who digs

digging |ˈdɪɡɪŋ| — the act of digging

diggings |ˈdɪɡɪŋz| — an excavation for ore or precious stones or for archaeology

digit |ˈdɪdʒɪt| — one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration

digital |ˈdɪdʒɪtl| — displaying numbers rather than scale positions

digitalis |ˌdɪdʒɪˈteɪlɪs| — a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglove

digitally |ˈdɪdʒɪtəlɪ| — by means of the fingers

digitate |ˈdɪdʒɪteɪt| — resembling a finger

digitated |ˈdɪdʒɪteɪtɪd| — (botany) Having several leaflets arranged, like the fingers of the hand, at the extremity of a stem or petiole. Also, in general, characterized by digitation.

digitize |ˈdɪdʒɪtaɪz| — put into digital form, as for use in a computer

digitized |ˈdɪdʒəˌtaɪzd| — simple past tense and past participle of digitize

diglot  — A bilingual inscription, book, or person.

dignified |ˈdɪɡnɪfaɪd| — having or showing self-esteem

dignify |ˈdɪɡnɪfaɪ| — confer dignity or honor upon

dignitary |ˈdɪɡnɪterɪ| — an important or influential (and often overbearing) person

dignity |ˈdɪɡnətɪ| — the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect

digraph |ˈdaɪɡræf| — two successive letters (especially two letters used to represent a single sound: `sh' in `shoe')

digress |daɪˈɡres| — lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking

digression |daɪˈɡreʃn| — a message that departs from the main subject

digressive |dɪˈɡresɪv| — of superficial relevance if any

digs |dɪɡz| — an excavation for ore or precious stones or for archaeology

digue |diːɡ| — (obsolete) A bank; a dike.

dihedral |daɪˈhiːdrəl| — (mathematics) An angle between two plane surfaces

dike |ˈdaɪk| — (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine

diktat |dɪkˈtæt| — a harsh penalty or settlement imposed upon a defeated party by the victor

dilapidate |dəˈlæpəˌdet| — bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin by neglect or misuse

dilapidated |dɪˈlæpɪdeɪtɪd| — in deplorable condition

dilapidation |dɪˌlæpɪˈdeɪʃn| — a state of deterioration due to old age or long use

dilatable |daɪˈleɪtəbl| — That can be dilated

dilatation |ˌdaɪləˈteɪʃn| — the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions

dilate |daɪˈleɪt| — become wider

dilation |daɪˈleɪʃn| — a lengthy discussion (spoken or written) on a particular topic

dilative |daɪˈleɪtɪv| — That dilates, or causes dilation

dilator |daɪˈleɪtər| — a muscle or nerve that dilates or widens a body part

dilatory |ˈdɪlətɔːrɪ| — wasting time

dilemma |dɪˈlemə| — state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options

dilettant  — Alternative form of dilettante.

dilettante |ˌdɪləˈtæntɪ| — an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge

dilettanti |ˌdɪlɪˈtæntiː| — plural form of dilettante

dilettantish  — showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish

dilettantism |dɪlɪˈtæntɪzəm| — The act of behaving like a dilettante, of being an amateur or "dabbler", sometimes in the arts. Also the act of enjoying the arts, being a connoisseur.

diligence |ˈdɪlɪdʒəns| — conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation

diligent |ˈdɪlɪdʒənt| — quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness

diligently |ˈdɪlɪdʒəntlɪ| — with diligence; in a diligent manner

dill |dɪl| — aromatic Old World herb having aromatic threadlike foliage and seeds used as seasoning

dilly |ˈdɪlɪ| — redolent of dill (the spice)

dilly-dally |ˈdɪlɪ dælɪ| — postpone doing what one should be doing

diluent |ˈdɪljʊənt| — a diluting agent

dilute |daɪˈluːt| — lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture

diluted |daɪˈluːtəd| — reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity

diluting |daɪˈluːtɪŋ| — Present participle of dilute.

dilution |daɪˈluːʃn| — a diluted solution

diluvial |dɪˈluːviːəl| — of or connected with a deluge

diluvium |dɪˈluːviːəm| — An inundation or flood.

dim |dɪm| — switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam

dim-witted |ˈwɪtɪd| — lacking mental capacity and subtlety

dime |daɪm| — a United States coin worth one tenth of a dollar

dimension |daɪˈmenʃn| — the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)

dimensional |daɪˈmenʃənl| — having dimension--the quality or character or stature proper to a person

dimensions |ˌdɪˈmenʃənz| — plural form of dimension

dimerous |ˈdɪmərəs| — (botany) in two parts: in a flower each whorl (of flower parts) has two flower parts.

dimeter |ˈdɪmɪdər| — (poetry) A line in a poem having two metrical feet.

dimethyl |daɪˈmeθəl| — (organic chemistry) (in combination) Two methyl groups in a molecule.

dimidiate |dɪˈmɪdiːˌeɪt| — divided into two (equal) halves

diminish |dɪˈmɪnɪʃ| — decrease in size, extent, or range

diminishable  — That may be diminished

diminished |dəˈmɪnɪʃt| — impaired by diminution

diminishing |dəˈmɪnɪʃɪŋ| — becoming smaller or less or appearing to do so

diminuendo |dɪˌmɪnjʊˈendəʊ| — (music) a gradual decrease in loudness

diminution |ˌdɪmɪˈnuːʃn| — change toward something smaller or lower

diminutival |dɪˌmɪnjʊˈtaɪvəl| — Indicating diminution; diminutive.

diminutive |dɪˈmɪnjətɪv| — a word that is formed with a suffix (such as -let or -kin) to indicate smallness

dimity |ˈdɪmɪtɪ| — a strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern; used for bedcovers and curtains

dimly |ˈdɪmlɪ| — in a dim indistinct manner

dimmer |ˈdɪmər| — a rheostat that varies the current through an electric light in order to control the level of illumination

dimmish |ˈdɪmɪʃ| — Somewhat dim.

dimness |ˈdɪmnəs| — the state of being poorly illuminated

dimorphic |daɪˈmɔːrfɪk| — occurring or existing in two different forms

dimorphism |daɪˈmɔːrˌfɪzəm| — (chemistry) the property of certain substances that enables them to exist in two distinct crystalline forms

dimorphous |daɪˈmɔːrfəs| — occurring or existing in two different forms

dimout  — darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)

dimple |ˈdɪmpl| — a chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached

dimply |ˈdɪmplɪ| — dimpled

dimwit |ˈdɪmwɪt| — a stupid incompetent person

dimwitted  — Alternative spelling of dim-witted.

din |dɪn| — a loud harsh or strident noise

dinar |ˈdiːnɑːr| — 100 dinars equal 1 rial in Iran

dine |daɪn| — have supper; eat dinner

dine out |ˈdaɪn ˈaʊt| — eat at a restaurant or at somebody else's home

diner |ˈdaɪnər| — a person eating a meal (especially in a restaurant)

dinette |daɪˈnet| — a small area off of a kitchen that is used for dining

ding |dɪŋ| — a ringing sound

ding-dong |ˈdɪŋ dɔːŋ| — the noise made by a bell

dingey |ˈdɪŋɡiː| — Alternative spelling of dinghy.

dinghy |ˈdɪŋɪ| — a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled

dingle |ˈdɪŋɡəl| — a small wooded hollow

dingle-dangle |ˈdɪŋɡlˈdæŋɡl| — (obsolete) Hanging loose; swinging backwards and forwards.

dingo |ˈdɪŋɡəʊ| — wolflike yellowish-brown wild dog of Australia

dingy |ˈdɪndʒɪ| — thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot

dining |ˈdaɪnɪŋ| — the act of eating dinner

dining-car |ˈdaɪnɪŋ kɑːrr| — A carriage on a train that functions as a restaurant.

dining-room |ˈdaɪnɪŋ ruːm| — a room used for dining

dinkey |ˈdɪŋkiː| — a small locomotive

dinky |ˈdɪŋkɪ| — a small locomotive

dinner |ˈdɪnər| — the main meal of the day served in the evening or at midday

dinner-jacket |ˈdɪnər ˌjakət| — (US) A jacket, often white, corresponding to a tuxedo jacket.

dinner-party |ˈdɪnə pɑːrtɪ| — A relatively formal meal at which invited guests eat in the home of the host; a guestmeal.

dinner-time |ˈdɪnətaɪm| — Alternative spelling of dinnertime.

dinnertime |ˈdɪnərˌtɑɪm| — the customary or habitual hour for the evening meal

dinnerware |ˈdɪnərwer| — the tableware (plates and platters and serving bowls etc.) used in serving a meal

dinosaur |ˈdaɪnəsɔːr| — any of numerous extinct terrestrial reptiles of the Mesozoic era

dint |dɪnt| — interchangeable with `means' in the expression `by means of'

diocesan |daɪˈɑːsɪsn| — a bishop having jurisdiction over a diocese

diocese |ˈdaɪəsɪs| — the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop

diode |ˈdaɪəʊd| — a thermionic tube having two electrodes; used as a rectifier

dioecious |daɪˈiːʃəs| — having male and female reproductive organs in separate plants or animals

diopter |daɪˈɑːptər| — a unit of measurement of the refractive power of a lens which is equal to the reciprocal of the focal length measured in meters; used by oculists

dioptre |daɪˈɑːptər| — a unit of measurement of the refractive power of a lens which is equal to the reciprocal of the focal length measured in meters; used by oculists

dioptric |daɪˈɑːptrɪk| — Acting as a medium for sight; making use of refraction (of lenses, etc.).

dioptrics |daɪˈɑːptrɪks| — plural form of dioptric

diorama |ˌdaɪəˈrɑːmə| — a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene

diorite |ˈdaɪəˌraɪt| — a granular crystalline intrusive rock

dioxide |daɪˈɑːksaɪd| — an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in the molecule

dioxin |daɪˈɑːksɪn| — any of several toxic or carcinogenic hydrocarbons that occur as impurities in herbicides

dip |dɪp| — a depression in an otherwise level surface

diphasic |daɪˈfeɪzɪk| — Having, or occurring in, two phases

diphtheria |dɪfˈθɪrɪə| — acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae; marked by the formation of a false membrane in the throat and other air passages causing difficulty in breathing

diphtheritic |dɪfθəˈrɪtɪk| — (medicine) Resembling or related to diphtheria.

diphthong |ˈdɪfθɑːŋ| — a vowel sound that starts near the articulatory position for one vowel and moves toward the position for another

diphthongal |dɪfˈθɔːŋɡəl| — Pertaining to a diphthong.

diphthongize |ˈdɪfθɑːŋaɪz| — change from a simple vowel to a diphthong

diploma |dɪˈpləʊmə| — a document certifying the successful completion of a course of study

diplomacy |dɪˈpləʊməsɪ| — negotiation between nations

diplomaed |dɪˈpləʊməd| — Having an academic diploma.

diplomat |ˈdɪpləmæt| — an official engaged in international negotiations

diplomatic |ˌdɪpləˈmætɪk| — relating to or characteristic of diplomacy

diplomatically |ˌdɪpləˈmætɪklɪ| — with diplomacy; in a diplomatic manner

diplomatics |dɪpləˈmætɪks| — The science of authenticating, dating, and interpreting old official documents.

diplomatist |dɪˈpləʊmətɪst| — an official engaged in international negotiations

diplomatize |dɪˈpləʊməˌtaɪz| — To engage in diplomacy.

dipnoi |ˈdɪpnɔɪ| — bony fishes of the southern hemisphere that breathe by a modified air bladder as well as gills; sometimes classified as an order of Crossopterygii

dipolar |daɪˈpəʊlər| — having equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles having opposite signs and separated by a small distance

dipole |ˈdaɪpəʊl| — a pair of equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles separated by a small distance

dipper |ˈdɪpər| — a ladle that has a cup with a long handle

dipping |ˈdɪpɪŋ| — Present participle of dip.

dipping-needle |ˈdɪpɪŋˌniːdl| — a magnetic needle suspended at its center of gravity, and moving freely in a vertical plane, so as to indicate on a graduated circle the magnetic dip or inclination

dippy |ˈdɪpɪ| — Lacking common sense

dipso |ˈdɪpsəʊ| — (informal) dipsomaniac

dipsomania |ˌdɪpsəˈmeɪnɪə| — an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess

dipsomaniac |ˌdɪpsəˈmeɪnɪæk| — a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually

dipt |dɪpt| — (obsolete) simple past tense and past participle of dip

dipteral |ˈdɪptərəl| — Having two wings only.

dipterous |ˈdɪptərəs| — of or relating to or belonging to the Diptera

diptych |ˈdɪptɪk| — a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on two panels (usually hinged like a book)

dire |ˈdaɪər| — fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless

direct |dəˈrekt| — command with authority

directed |dɪˈrektəd| — (often used in combination) having a specified direction

directing |dəˈrektɪŋ| — showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on

direction |dəˈrekʃn| — a line leading to a place or point

directional |dəˈrekʃənl| — showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on

directions |dəˈrekʃənz| — plural form of direction

directive |dəˈrektɪv| — a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity

directly |dəˈrektlɪ| — without deviation

directness |dəˈrektnəs| — trueness of course toward a goal

director |dəˈrektər| — someone who controls resources and expenditures

directorate |dəˈrektərət| — a group of persons chosen to govern the affairs of a corporation or other large institution

directorial |ˌdaɪrekˈtɔːrɪəl| — Of or pertaining to a director

directorship |dəˈrektərʃɪp| — the position of a director of a business concern

directory |dəˈrektərɪ| — an alphabetical list of names and addresses

directress |dəˈrektrəs| — A female director.

directrices |dɪˈrektrɪˌsiːz| — plural form of directrix

directrix |dəˈrektrɪks| — A female who directs; a directress.

direful |ˈdaɪəfəl| — causing fear or dread or terror

dirge |dɜːrdʒ| — a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

dirigible |ˈdɪrɪdʒəbl| — a steerable self-propelled aircraft

diriment |ˈdɪriːmənt| — (religion, of an impediment to marriage) Serving to invalidate an attempted marriage.

dirk |dɜːrk| — a relatively long dagger with a straight blade

dirndl |ˈdɜːrndl| — a full skirt with a gathered waistband

dirt |dɜːrt| — the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock

dirt-cheap |ˈdɜːt tʃiːp| — Very cheap

dirtily |ˈdɜːtɪlɪ| — in a sordid manner

dirtiness |ˈdɜːtɪnɪs| — the state of being unsanitary

dirty |ˈdɜːrtɪ| — make soiled, filthy, or dirty

disability |ˌdɪsəˈbɪlətɪ| — the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness

disable |dɪsˈeɪbl| — make unable to perform a certain action

disabled |dɪsˈeɪbld| — people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped

disablement |dɪsˈeɪblmənt| — the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness

disabling |ˌdɪˈseɪbəlɪŋ| — that cripples or disables or incapacitates

disabuse |ˌdɪsəˈbjuːz| — free somebody (from an erroneous belief)

disaccord |ˌdɪsəˈkɔːrd| — be different from one another

disadvantage |ˌdɪsədˈvæntɪdʒ| — the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position

disadvantaged |ˌdɪsədˈvæntɪdʒd| — marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences

disadvantageous |ˌdɪsædvænˈteɪdʒəs| — involving or creating circumstances detrimental to success or effectiveness

disadvantageously |ˌdɪsˌædvənˈteɪdʒəslɪ| — in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage

disaffected |ˌdɪsəˈfektɪd| — discontented as toward authority

disaffection |ˌdɪsəˈfekʃn| — the feeling of being alienated from other people

disaffirm |ˌdɪsəˈfərm| — To deny, contradict or repudiate

disafforest |ˌdɪsəˈfɒrɪst| — remove the trees from

disagree |ˌdɪsəˈɡriː| — be of different opinions

disagreeable |ˌdɪsəˈɡriːəbl| — unpleasant to interact with

disagreeables  — plural form of disagreeable

disagreeably |ˌdɪsəˈɡriːəblɪ| — in a disagreeable manner

disagreement |ˌdɪsəˈɡriːmənt| — a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters

disallow |ˌdɪsəˈlaʊ| — command against

disallowance |ˌdɪsəˈlaʊəns| — The action of not allowing, or of withdrawing allowance.

disannul |dɪsəˈnʌl| — To annul, do away with; to cancel.

disappear |ˌdɪsəˈpɪr| — get lost, as without warning or explanation

disappearance |ˌdɪsəˈpɪrəns| — the act of leaving secretly or without explanation

disappeared |ˌdɪsəˈpɪrd| — (often of a political dissident) Caused to disappear.

disappearing |ˌdɪsəˈpɪrɪŋ| — the act of leaving secretly or without explanation

disappoint |ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪnt| — fail to meet the hopes or expectations of

disappointed |ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪd| — disappointingly unsuccessful

disappointing |ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ| — not up to expectations

disappointment |ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntmənt| — a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized

disapprobation |ˌdɪsˌæprəˈbeɪʃn| — an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable

disapprobatory |dɪsˈæprəʊbeɪtərɪ| — Containing disapprobation; serving to disapprove.

disapproval |ˌdɪsəˈpruːvl| — a feeling of disliking something or what someone is doing

disapprove |ˌdɪsəˈpruːv| — consider bad or wrong

disapprovingly |ˌdɪsəˈpruːvɪŋlɪ| — showing disapproval

disarm |dɪsˈɑːrm| — remove offensive capability from

disarmament |dɪsˈɑːrməmənt| — act of reducing or depriving of arms

disarming |dɪsˈɑːrmɪŋ| — act of reducing or depriving of arms

disarrange |ˌdɪsəˈreɪndʒ| — destroy the arrangement or order of

disarrangement |ˌdɪsəˈreɪndʒmənt| — a condition in which an orderly system has been disrupted

disarray |ˌdɪsəˈreɪ| — a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior

disarticulate |dɪsɑːrˈtɪkjəleɪt| — separate at the joints

disassemble |ˌdɪsəˈsembl| — take apart into its constituent pieces

disassembled |ˌdɪsəˈsembəld| — simple past tense and past participle of disassemble

disassembling  — Present participle of disassemble.

disassociate |ˌdɪsəˈsəʊʃɪeɪt| — part; cease or break association with

disaster |dɪˈzæstər| — a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune

disastrous |dɪˈzæstrəs| — (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin

disavow |ˌdɪsəˈvaʊ| — refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with

disavowal |ˌdɪsəˈvaʊəl| — denial of any connection with or knowledge of

disbalance |dɪsˈbæləns| — imbalance

disband |dɪsˈbænd| — cause to break up or cease to function

disbandment |dɪsˈbændmənt| — the act of disbanding

disbar |dɪsˈbɑːr| — remove from the bar; expel from the practice of law by official action

disbark  — To strip of bark.

disbarment |ˌdɪˈsbɑːrmənt| — the act of expelling a lawyer from the practice of law

disbelief |ˌdɪsbɪˈliːf| — doubt about the truth of something

disbelieve |ˌdɪsbɪˈliːv| — reject as false; refuse to accept

disbeliever |ˈdɪsbɪˈliːvə| — One who disbelieves, one who does not believe.

disboscation |ˌdɪsbɒsˈkeɪʃən| — deforestation for the purpose of creating cleared arable land for farming.

disbranch |dɪsˈbræntʃ| — To divest of a branch or branches; to tear off.

disbud |dɪsˈbəd| — thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers

disburden |dɪsˈbərdn| — take the burden off; remove the burden from

disburse |dɪsˈbɜːrs| — expend, as from a fund

disbursement |dɪsˈbɜːsmənt| — amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)

disc |dɪsk| — sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove

discalced |dəˈskalst| — (used of certain religious orders) barefoot or wearing only sandals

discard |dɪsˈkɑːrd| — anything that is cast aside or discarded

discarded |ˌdɪˈskɑːrdəd| — thrown away

discern |dɪˈsɜːrn| — detect with the senses

discernible |dɪˈsɜːrnəbl| — capable of being perceived clearly

discerning |dɪˈsɜːrnɪŋ| — unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic

discernment |dɪˈsɜːrnmənt| — the cognitive condition of someone who understands

discharge |dɪsˈtʃɑːrdʒ| — the sudden giving off of energy

discharged |ˌdɪsˈtʃɑːrdʒd| — having lost your job

dischargee |ˌdɪstʃɑːˈdʒiː| — One who is discharged.

discharger |dɪsˈtʃɑːdʒə| — Someone or something that discharges something, such as pollution or a firearm

discharging |dɪsˈtʃɑːrdʒɪŋ| — Present participle of discharge.

disciple |dɪˈsaɪpl| — someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another

discipleship  — the position of disciple

disciplinarian |ˌdɪsəplɪˈnerɪən| — someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms

disciplinary |ˈdɪsəplənerɪ| — designed to promote discipline

discipline |ˈdɪsəplɪn| — a branch of knowledge

disciplined |ˈdɪsəplɪnd| — obeying the rules

disclaim |dɪsˈkleɪm| — renounce a legal claim or title to

disclaimed |ˌdɪˈskleɪmd| — simple past tense and past participle of disclaim

disclaimer |dɪsˈkleɪmər| — (law) a voluntary repudiation of a person's legal claim to something

disclamation |ˌdɪskləˈmeɪʃən| — the act of disclaiming or something disclaimed

disclose |dɪsˈkləʊz| — make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

disclosed |dɪsˈkləʊzd| — made known (especially something secret or concealed)

disclosure |dɪsˈkləʊʒər| — the speech act of making something evident

disco |ˈdɪskəʊ| — popular dance music (especially in the late 1970s); melodic with a regular bass beat; intended mainly for dancing at discotheques

discoboli |dɪsˈkɒbəlaɪ| — plural form of discobolus

discobolus |dɪˈskɑːbələs| — a discus thrower

discoid |ˈdɪskɔɪd| — having a flat circular shape

discolor |ˌdɪˈskələr| — lose color or turn colorless

discoloration |ˌdɪsˌkʌləˈreɪʃn| — a soiled or discolored appearance

discolored |ˌdɪˈskələrd| — Deprived of color, or given the wrong color; pale, stained.

discolour |dɪsˈkʌlər| — change color, often in an undesired manner

discolouration |ˌdɪskələˈreɪʃən| — a soiled or discolored appearance

discoloured |dɪsˈkʌləd| — (UK) Alternative spelling of discolored.

discomfit |dɪsˈkʌmfɪt| — cause to lose one's composure

discomfiture |dɪsˈkʌmfɪtʃər| — anxious embarrassment

discomfort |dɪsˈkʌmfərt| — the state of being tense and feeling pain

discommend |ˈdɪskəˈmend| — (now rare) To show disapproval of something, find fault with.

discommode |ˌdɪskəˈməʊd| — to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

discommodity |dɪskəˈmɑːdɪtiː| — (archaic) disadvantage; inconvenience

discommon |dɪsˈkɑːmən| — To deprive of the right of common.

discompose |ˌdɪskəmˈpəʊz| — cause to lose one's composure

discomposed |ˌdɪskəmˈpəʊzd| — having your composure disturbed

discomposure |ˌdɪskəmˈpəʊʒər| — anxious embarrassment

disconcert |ˌdɪskənˈsɜːrt| — cause to feel embarrassment

disconcerted |ˌdɪskənˈsɜːtɪd| — having self-possession upset; thrown into confusion

disconcerting |ˌdɪskənˈsɜːrtɪŋ| — causing an emotional disturbance

disconnect |ˌdɪskəˈnekt| — an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding)

disconnected |ˌdɪskəˈnektɪd| — having been divided; having the unity destroyed

disconnectedly |ˌdɪskəˈnektɪdliː| — In a disconnected manner

disconnecting |ˌdɪskəˈnektɪŋ| — Present participle of disconnect.

disconnection |ˌdɪskəˈnekʃn| — state of being disconnected

disconnexion |ˌdɪskəˈnekʃən| — Dated form of disconnection.

disconsolate |dɪsˈkɑːnsələt| — causing dejection

discontent |ˌdɪskənˈtent| — a longing for something better than the present situation

discontented |ˌdɪskənˈtentɪd| — showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing

discontentedly |ˌdɪskənˈtentɪdlɪ| — with discontent; in a discontented manner

discontentment |dɪskənˈtentment| — a longing for something better than the present situation

discontiguous |ˌdɪskənˈtɪɡjʊəs| — Not contiguous

discontinuance |ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjuːəns| — the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)

discontinuation |ˌdɪskənˌtɪnjʊˈeɪʃən| — the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)

discontinue |ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjuː| — put an end to a state or an activity

discontinued |ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjuːd| — stopped permanently or temporarily

discontinuity |ˌdɪsˌkɑːntəˈnuːətɪ| — lack of connection or continuity

discontinuous |ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjʊəs| — of a function or curve; possessing one or more discontinuities

discord |ˈdɪskɔːrd| — lack of agreement or harmony

discordance |dɪsˈkɔːrdəns| — a harsh mixture of sounds

discordant |dɪsˈkɔːrdənt| — lacking in harmony

discount |ˈdɪskaʊnt| — the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise

discounted |dɪsˈkaʊntəd| — Simple past tense and past participle of discount.

discountenance |ˌdɪsˈkaʊnt(ə)nəns| — look with disfavor on

discourage |dɪsˈkɜːrɪdʒ| — try to prevent; show opposition to

discouraged |dɪsˈkɜːrɪdʒd| — made less hopeful or enthusiastic

discouragement |dɪsˈkɜːrɪdʒmənt| — the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

discouraging |dɪsˈkɜːrɪdʒɪŋ| — expressing disapproval in order to dissuade

discourse |ˈdɪskɔːrs| — extended verbal expression in speech or writing

discourteous |dɪsˈkɜːrtɪəs| — lacking social graces

discourtesy |dɪsˈkɜːrtəsɪ| — an expression of lack of respect

discover |dɪˈskʌvər| — discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

discovered |ˌdɪˈskəvərd| — discovered or determined by scientific observation

discoverer |dɪˈskʌvərər| — someone who is the first to think of or make something

discovering |ˌdɪˈskəvərɪŋ| — Present participle of discover.

discovert |dɪsˈkʌvərt| — (obsolete) An uncovered place or part.

discovery |dɪˈskʌvərɪ| — the act of discovering something

discredit |dɪsˈkredɪt| — the state of being held in low esteem

discreditable |dɪsˈkredɪtəbl| — tending to bring discredit or disrepute; blameworthy

discredited |ˌdɪˈskredətəd| — being unjustly brought into disrepute

discrediting |ˌdɪˈskredətɪŋ| — Present participle of discredit.

discreet |dɪˈskriːt| — unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic

discreetly |dɪˈskriːtlɪ| — with discretion; prudently and with wise self-restraint

discrepancy |dɪsˈkrepənsɪ| — a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

discrepant |dɪˈskrepənt| — not compatible with other facts

discrete |dɪˈskriːt| — constituting a separate entity or part

discretion |dɪˈskreʃn| — freedom to act or judge on one's own

discretionary |dɪˈskreʃənerɪ| — having or using the ability to act or decide according to your own discretion or judgment

discriminant |dəˈskrɪmənənt| — (algebra) An expression that gives information about the roots of a polynomial; for example, the expression D = b2 - 4ac determines whether the roots of the quadratic equation ax2 + bx + c = 0 are real and distinct (D > 0), real and equal (D = 0) or co

discriminate |dɪˈskrɪmɪneɪt| — recognize or perceive the difference

discriminating |dɪˈskrɪmɪneɪtɪŋ| — having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

discrimination |dɪˌskrɪmɪˈneɪʃn| — unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice

discriminative |dɪˈskrɪməˌneɪtɪv| — capable of making fine distinctions

discriminatory |dɪˈskrɪmɪnətɔːrɪ| — containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice

discrown |dɪsˈkraʊn| — To remove the crown from; thus, to deprive of royal status

discursive |dɪsˈkɜːrsɪv| — proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition

discursiveness |dɪˈskɜːsɪvnəs| — the quality of being discursive

discus |ˈdɪskəs| — an athletic competition in which a disk-shaped object is thrown as far as possible

discuss |dɪˈskʌs| — to consider or examine in speech or writing

discussant |dəˈskəsənt| — a participant in a formal discussion

discussion |dɪˈskʌʃn| — an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic

disdain |dɪsˈdeɪn| — lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

disdainful |dɪsˈdeɪnfl| — expressing extreme contempt

disease |dɪˈziːz| — an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

diseased |dɪˈziːzd| — caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology

disembark |ˌdɪsɪmˈbɑːrk| — go ashore

disembarkation |ˌdɪˌsembarˈkeɪʃən| — the act of passengers and crew getting off of a ship or aircraft

disembarrass |ˌdɪsəmˈberəs| — relieve from

disembodied |ˌdɪsɪmˈbɑːdɪd| — not having a material body

disembodiment  — A soul, spirit, or consciousness that has been disembodied, or which otherwise lacks a physical form.

disembody |ˌdɪsəˈbɑːdɪ| — free from a body or physical form or reality

disembogue |ˌdɪsemˈbəʊɡ| — To come out into the open sea from a river etc.

disembosom |dɪsemˈbʊzəm| — (archaic) To separate from the bosom.

disembowel |ˌdɪsɪmˈbaʊəl| — remove the entrails of

disembroil |ˌdɪsəmˈbrɔɪl| — free from involvement or entanglement

disenable |ˌdɪsenˈeɪbəl| — make unable to perform a certain action

disenchant |ˌdɪsənˈtʃænt| — free from enchantment

disenchanted |ˌdɪsɪnˈtʃæntɪd| — freed from enchantment

disenchantment |ˌdɪsɪnˈtʃæntmənt| — freeing from false belief or illusions

disencumber |ˌdɪsənˈkəmbər| — release from entanglement of difficulty

disendow |ˌdɪsənˈdaʊ| — To deprive of an endowment.

disenfranchise |ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪz| — deprive of voting rights

disenfranchised |ˌdɪsənˈfrænˌtʃaɪzd| — deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote

disengage |ˌdɪsɪnˈɡeɪdʒ| — release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles

disengaged |ˌdɪsənˈɡeɪdʒd| — simple past tense and past participle of disengage

disengagement |ˌdɪsɪnˈɡeɪdʒmənt| — the act of releasing from an attachment or connection

disentail |dɪsenˈteɪl| — (law) To free from entailment.

disentangle |ˌdɪsɪnˈtæŋɡl| — release from entanglement of difficulty

disentanglement |ˌdɪsɪnˈtæŋɡlmənt| — the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition

disenthral |dɪsenˈθrɔːl| — Alternative spelling of disinthral.

disenthrall |ˌdɪsenˈθrɔːl| — To free from slavery or captivation.

disentitle |dɪsenˈtaɪtl| — To deprive of title.

disentomb |ˌdɪsenˈtuːm| — To remove from a tomb.

disequilibrium |ˌdɪsˌiːkwɪˈlɪbrɪəm| — loss of equilibrium attributable to an unstable situation in which some forces outweigh others

disestablish |ˌdɪsɪˈstæblɪʃ| — deprive (an established church) of its status

disesteem |dɪsɪˈstiːm| — the state in which esteem has been lost

disfavor |ˌdɪsˈfeɪvər| — the state of being out of favor

disfavour |dɪsˈfeɪvər| — the state of being out of favor

disfeature |dɪsˈfiːtʃər| — To deprive of features; to mar the features of.

disfiguration |dɪsˌfɪɡjʊəˈreɪʃən| — an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen

disfigure |dɪsˈfɪɡjər| — mar or spoil the appearance of

disfigured |ˌdɪsˈfɪɡjərd| — having the appearance spoiled

disfigurement |dɪsˈfɪɡərmənt| — an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen

disforest |dɪsˈfɒrɪst| — remove the trees from

disfranchise |dɪsˈfræntʃaɪz| — deprive of voting rights

disfrock |dɪsˈfrɑːk| — To remove from status as a member of a clergy; to unfrock.

disfunction  — (medicine) any disturbance in the functioning of an organ or body part or a disturbance in the functioning of a social group

disgorge |dɪsˈɡɔːrdʒ| — cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over

disgrace |dɪsˈɡreɪs| — a state of dishonor

disgraceful |dɪsˈɡreɪsfl| — giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation

disgracing |dɪsˈɡreɪsɪŋ| — Present participle of disgrace.

disgruntle |ˌdɪˈsɡrəntəl| — put into a bad mood or into bad humour

disgruntled |dɪsˈɡrʌntld| — in a state of sulky dissatisfaction

disguise |dɪsˈɡaɪz| — an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something

disguised |ˌdɪˈsɡaɪzd| — having its true character concealed with the intent of misleading

disguising |ˌdɪˈsɡaɪzɪŋ| — Present participle of disguise.

disgust |dɪsˈɡʌst| — strong feelings of dislike

disgusted |ˌdɪˈsɡəstəd| — having a strong distaste from surfeit

disgustful |dəˈskəstfəl| — highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

disgusting |dɪsˈɡʌstɪŋ| — highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

disgustingly |dɪsˈɡʌstɪŋlɪ| — in a disgusting manner or to a disgusting degree

dish |dɪʃ| — a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food

dish out |ˈdɪʃ ˈaʊt| — administer or bestow, as in small portions

dish up |ˈdɪʃ ʌp| — provide (usually but not necessarily food)

dish-washer |ˈdɪˌʃwɑːʃər| — Alternative spelling of dishwasher.

dishabille |ˌdɪsæˈbiːl| — the state of being carelessly or partially dressed

dishabituate |dɪshʌˈbɪtʃuːˌeɪt| — (intransitive) To respond (to a stimulus) with dishabituation.

dishallow |dɪsˈhæləʊ| — To make unholy; to profane.

disharmonious |ˌdɪshɑːrˈməʊnɪəs| — lacking in harmony

disharmonize |dɪsˈhɑːrməˌnaɪz| — cause to sound harsh and unpleasant

disharmony |dɪsˈhɑːrmənɪ| — a lack of harmony

dishcloth |ˈdɪʃklɔːθ| — a cloth for washing dishes

dishearten |dɪsˈhɑːrtn| — take away the enthusiasm of

disheartened |ˌdɪsˈhɑːrtənd| — made less hopeful or enthusiastic

disheartening |ˌdɪsˈhɑːrtənɪŋ| — destructive of morale and self-reliance

disherison |dɪsˈherɪsən| — The act of disheriting, or debarring from inheritance.

dishes |ˈdɪʃəz| — plural form of dish

dishevel |ˌdɪˈʃevəl| — disarrange or rumple; dishevel

disheveled |ˌdɪˈʃevəld| — in disarray; extremely disorderly

dishevelled |dɪˈʃevld| — in disarray; extremely disorderly

dishonest |dɪsˈɑːnɪst| — capable of being corrupted

dishonesty |dɪsˈɑːnɪstɪ| — the quality of being dishonest

dishonor |ˌdɪˈsɑːnər| — a state of shame or disgrace

dishonorable |ˌdɪˈsɑːnərəbəl| — lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor

dishonorably  — in a dishonorable manner

dishonoring  — Present participle of dishonor.

dishonour |dɪsˈɑːnər| — a state of shame or disgrace

dishonourable |dɪsˈɑːnərəbl| — lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor

dishonourably |dɪsˈɒnərəblɪ| — in a dishonorable manner or to a dishonorable degree

dishonouring |dɪsˈɒnərɪŋ| — Present participle of dishonour.

dishorn |dɪsˈhɔːrn| — To deprive of horns.

dishrag |ˈdɪʃræɡ| — a cloth for washing dishes

dishwasher |ˈdɪʃwɔːʃər| — a machine for washing dishes

dishwater |ˈdɪʃwɔːtər| — water in which dishes and cooking utensils are washed

dishy |ˈdɪʃɪ| — (informal British) sexually attractive

disillusion |ˌdɪsɪˈluːʒn| — freeing from false belief or illusions

disillusioned |ˌdɪsɪˈluːʒnd| — freed from illusion

disillusioning |ˌdɪsəˈluːʒənɪŋ| — freeing from illusion or false belief

disillusionize |dɪsɪˈluːʒəˌˌnaɪz| — To disillusion, disabuse, free from illusion.

disillusionment |ˌdɪsɪˈluːʒnmənt| — freeing from false belief or illusions

disimprove  — (rare) to make worse

disimproving  — Present participle of disimprove.

disincentive |ˌdɪsɪnˈsentɪv| — a negative motivational influence

disinclination |ˌdɪsˌɪnklɪˈneɪʃn| — that toward which you are inclined to feel dislike

disincline |ˌdɪsənˈklaɪn| — make unwilling

disinclined |ˌdɪsɪnˈklaɪnd| — unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval

disincorporate |dɪsɪnˈkɔːrpəˌˌreɪt| — To deprive of corporate rights.

disinfect |ˌdɪsɪnˈfekt| — destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing

disinfectant |ˌdɪsɪnˈfektənt| — an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease

disinfected |ˌdɪsɪnˈfektɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of disinfect

disinfecting |ˌdɪsɪnˈfektɪŋ| — Present participle of disinfect.

disinfection |ˌdɪsɪnˈfekʃn| — treatment to destroy harmful microorganisms

disinflation |ˌdɪsənˈfleɪʃən| — a reduction of prices intended to improve the balance of payments

disinformation |ˌdɪsˌɪnfərˈmeɪʃn| — misinformation that is deliberately disseminated in order to influence or confuse rivals (foreign enemies or business competitors etc.)

disingenuous |ˌdɪsɪnˈdʒenjʊəs| — not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness

disinherit |ˌdɪsɪnˈherɪt| — prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting

disinheritance |ˌdɪsɪnˈherɪtəns| — the act by a donor that terminates the right of a person to inherit

disintegrate |dɪsˈɪntɪɡreɪt| — break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity

disintegration |dɪsˌɪntɪˈɡreɪʃn| — in a decomposed state

disintegrator |dɪsˈɪntɪɡreɪtə| — One who, or that which, disintegrates.

disinter |ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜːr| — dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies

disinterest |dɪsˈɪntrəst| — tolerance attributable to a lack of involvement

disinterested |dɪsˈɪntrəstɪd| — unaffected by self-interest

disinvestment |ˌdɪˌsɪnˈvestmənt| — the withdrawal of capital from a country or corporation

disject |dɪsˈdʒekt| — (archaic) To break apart; separate

disjoin |dɪsˈjɔɪn| — make disjoint, separated, or disconnected; undo the joining of

disjoined |dɪsdʒɔɪnd| — have the connection undone; having become separate

disjoint |dɪsˈdʒɔɪnt| — part; cease or break association with

disjointed |dɪsˈdʒɔɪntɪd| — lacking orderly continuity

disjunct |dɪsˈdʒʌŋkt| — having deep constrictions separating head, thorax, and abdomen, as in insects

disjunction |dɪsˈdʒʌŋkʃn| — state of being disconnected

disjunctive |dɪsˈdʒʌŋktɪv| — serving or tending to divide or separate

disjuncture |dɪsˈdʒʌŋ(k)tʃə| — state of being disconnected

disk |dɪsk| — something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate

diskette |dɪsˈket| — a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit; used to store data or programs for a microcomputer

dislike |dɪsˈlaɪk| — an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group

dislikes |ˌdɪsˈlaɪks| — third-person singular simple present indicative form of dislike

dislocate |ˈdɪsləʊkeɪt| — move out of position

dislocated |ˈdɪsləkeɪtɪd| — separated at the joint

dislocation |ˌdɪsləʊˈkeɪʃn| — an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity

dislodge |dɪsˈlɑːdʒ| — remove or force out from a position

disloyal |dɪsˈlɔɪəl| — showing lack of love for your country

disloyalty |dɪsˈlɔɪəltɪ| — the quality of being disloyal

dismal |ˈdɪzməl| — causing dejection

dismally |ˈdɪzməlɪ| — in a cheerless manner

dismantle |dɪsˈmæntl| — tear down so as to make flat with the ground

dismantled |ˌdɪˈsmæntəld| — torn down and broken up

dismantlement |ˌdɪˈsmæntəlmənt| — the act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery)

dismantling |ˌdɪˈsmæntəlɪŋ| — the act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery)

dismast |dɪsˈmast| — To break off the mast (of a ship), especially by gunfire.

dismasted  — simple past tense and past participle of dismast

dismay |dɪsˈmeɪ| — the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

dismayed |ˌdɪˈsmeɪd| — struck with fear, dread, or consternation

dismember |dɪsˈmembər| — separate the limbs from the body

dismemberment |dɪsˈmembərmənt| — the removal of limbs; being cut to pieces

dismiss |dɪsˈmɪs| — bar from attention or consideration

dismissal |dɪsˈmɪsl| — a judgment disposing of the matter without a trial

dismissed |ˌdɪˈsmɪst| — having lost your job

dismission |dɪsˈmɪʃən| — official notice that you have been fired from your job

dismissive |dɪsˈmɪsɪv| — showing indifference or disregard

dismount |dɪsˈmaʊnt| — the act of dismounting (a horse or bike etc.)

dismountable  — capable of being dismounted

dismounted |dɪˈsmaʊntəd| — Pertaining to a horseman who has gotten off his horse, or to something which has been removed from its usual mounting, as with a statue off its pedestal, a framed picture from a wall, or a chandelier hanging from a ceiling.

disobedience |ˌdɪsəˈbiːdɪəns| — the failure to obey

disobedient |ˌdɪsəˈbiːdɪənt| — unwilling to submit to authority

disobediently |ˌdɪsəˈbiːdɪəntlɪ| — in a disobedient manner

disobey |ˌdɪsəˈbeɪ| — refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient

disoblige |ˌdɪsəˈblaɪdʒ| — to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

disobliging |ˌdɪsəˈblaɪdʒɪŋ| — intentionally unaccommodating

disobligingly |ˈdɪsəˈblaɪdʒɪŋlɪ| — So as to disoblige.

disorder |dɪsˈɔːrdər| — a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning

disordered |ˌdɪˈsɔːrdərd| — thrown into a state of disarray or confusion

disorderly |dɪsˈɔːrdərlɪ| — in utter disorder

disorganization |dɪsˌɔːrɡənəˈzeɪʃn| — a condition in which an orderly system has been disrupted

disorganize |ˌdɪˈsɔːrɡəˌnaɪz| — remove the organization from

disorganized |dɪsˈɔːrɡənaɪzd| — lacking order or methodical arrangement or function

disorient |ˌdɪˈsɔːrɪˌent| — cause to be lost or disoriented

disorientate |dɪsˈɔːrɪənteɪt| — cause to be lost or disoriented

disorientated |dɪsˈɔːrɪənteɪtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of disorientate

disorientation |dɪsˌɔːrɪənˈteɪʃn| — a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)

disoriented |ˌdɪˈsɔːrɪˌentəd| — having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity

disown |dɪsˈəʊn| — prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting

disowning |dɪsˈəʊnɪŋ| — refusal to acknowledge as one's own

disparage |dɪˈspærɪdʒ| — express a negative opinion of

disparagement |dɪˈspærɪdʒmənt| — a communication that belittles somebody or something

disparaging |dɪˈspærɪdʒɪŋ| — expressive of low opinion

disparate |ˈdɪspərət| — fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind

disparity |dɪˈspærətɪ| — inequality or difference in some respect

dispart |dɪsˈpɑːrt| — (now rare) To part, separate.

dispassion  — objectivity and detachment

dispassionate |dɪsˈpæʃənət| — unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice

dispassionately |dɪsˈpæʃənətlɪ| — in an impartially dispassionate manner

dispatch |dɪˈspætʃ| — an official report (usually sent in haste)

dispatcher |dɪˈspætʃər| — the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition

dispatching |ˌdɪˈspætʃɪŋ| — The sending of somebody or something to a destination for a purpose.

dispel |dɪˈspel| — force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings

dispelled |ˌdɪˈspeld| — simple past tense and past participle of dispel

dispensable |dɪˈspensəbl| — capable of being dispensed with or done without

dispensary |dɪˈspensərɪ| — clinic where medicine and medical supplies are dispensed

dispensation |ˌdɪspenˈseɪʃn| — an exemption from some rule or obligation

dispensatory |dɪˈspensətɔːriː| — Granting, or authorized to grant, dispensations.

dispense |dɪˈspens| — administer or bestow, as in small portions

dispenser |dɪˈspensər| — a container so designed that the contents can be used in prescribed amounts

dispeople |dɪsˈpiːpəl| — To empty of people or inhabitants.

dispersal |dɪˈspɜːrsl| — the act of dispersing or diffusing something

disperse |dɪˈspɜːrs| — distribute loosely

dispersed |ˌdɪˈspɜːst| — distributed or spread over a considerable extent

dispersing |ˌdɪˈspɜːsɪŋ| — Present participle of disperse.

dispersion |dɪˈspɜːrʒn| — spreading widely or driving off

dispersive |ˌdɪˈspɜːsɪv| — spreading by diffusion

dispirit |dəˈspɪrɪt| — lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

dispirited |dɪˈspɪrɪtɪd| — marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm

dispiritedness  — a feeling of low spirits

dispiteous |dɪsˈpɪtiːəs| — Spiteful; malevolent; cruel.

displace |dɪsˈpleɪs| — cause to move, usually with force or pressure

displaced |ˌdɪˈspleɪst| — simple past tense and past participle of displace

displacement |dɪsˈpleɪsmənt| — act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics

display |dɪˈspleɪ| — something intended to communicate a particular impression

displayed |ˌdɪˈspleɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of display

displease |dɪsˈpliːz| — give displeasure to

displeased |dɪsˈpliːzd| — not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure

displeasing |dɪsˈpliːzɪŋ| — causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities

displeasingly |dɪsˈpliːzɪŋlɪ| — in a displeasing manner

displeasure |dɪsˈpleʒər| — the feeling of being displeased or annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something

displume |dɪsˈpluːm| — strip of honors, possessions, or attributes

disport |dɪˈspɔːrt| — occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion

disposable |dɪˈspəʊzəbl| — an item that can be disposed of after it has been used

disposal |dɪˈspəʊzl| — the power to use something or someone

dispose |dɪˈspəʊz| — give, sell, or transfer to another

disposed |dɪˈspəʊzd| — having made preparations

disposer |dɪˈspəʊzə| — One who disposes.

disposition |ˌdɪspəˈzɪʃn| — your usual mood

dispositions |ˌdɪspəˈzɪʃənz| — plural form of disposition

dispossess |ˌdɪspəˈzes| — deprive of the possession of real estate

dispossession |ˌdɪspəˈzeʃn| — the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law

disproof |dɪsˈpruːf| — any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something

disproportion |ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːrʃn| — lack of proportion; imbalance among the parts of something

disproportionate |ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːrʃənət| — not proportionate

disproportionately |ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːrʃənətlɪ| — out of proportion

disprove |ˌdɪsˈpruːv| — prove to be false

disproved |ˌdɪˈspruːvd| — simple past tense and past participle of disprove

disproving |ˌdɪsˈpruːvɪŋ| — Present participle of disprove.

disputable |dɪˈspjuːtəbl| — capable of being disproved

disputant |dɪˈspjuːtənt| — a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy

disputation |ˌdɪspjʊˈteɪʃn| — the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)

disputatious |ˌdɪspjuːˈteɪʃəs| — inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits

dispute |dɪˈspjuːt| — a disagreement or argument about something important

disputed |ˌdɪˈspjuːtəd| — subject to disagreement and debate

disputer  — One who disputes.

disqualification |dɪsˌkwɑːlɪfɪˈkeɪʃn| — unfitness that bars you from participation

disqualify |dɪsˈkwɑːlɪfaɪ| — make unfit or unsuitable

disquiet |dɪsˈkwaɪət| — a feeling of mild anxiety about possible developments

disquieted |dɪsˈkwaɪətɪd| — afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief

disquieting |dɪsˈkwaɪətɪŋ| — causing mental discomfort

disquietude |dɪsˈkwaɪətjuːd| — feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable

disquisition |ˌdɪskwɪˈzɪʃn| — an elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion

disquisitional |ˌdɪskwɪˈzɪʃənl| — Pertaining to disquisition; of the nature of disquisition.

disrate |dɪsˈreɪt| — To lower a rate or rating

disregard |ˌdɪsrɪˈɡɑːrd| — lack of attention and due care

disregarded |ˌdɪsrɪˈɡɑːrdəd| — not noticed inadvertently

disrelish |dɪsˈrelɪʃ| — A lack of relish: distaste

disrepair |ˌdɪsrɪˈper| — in need of repairs

disreputable |dɪsˈrepjətəbl| — lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance

disreputation |dɪsrepjəˈteɪʃən| — Loss or lack of reputation or good name; dishonour; disrepute.

disrepute |ˌdɪsrɪˈpjuːt| — the state of being held in low esteem

disrespect |ˌdɪsrɪˈspekt| — an expression of lack of respect

disrespectful |ˌdɪsrɪˈspektfl| — neither feeling nor showing respect

disrobe |dɪsˈrəʊb| — get undressed

disrobing |dɪsˈrəʊbɪŋ| — Present participle of disrobe.

disroot |dɪsˈruːt| — To tear up the roots of, or by the roots; to tear from a foundation; to uproot.

disrupt |dɪsˈrʌpt| — make a break in

disrupted |ˌdɪsˈrəptəd| — marked by breaks or gaps

disruption |dɪsˈrʌpʃn| — an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

disruptive |dɪsˈrʌptɪv| — characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination

dissatisfaction |ˌdɪsˌsætɪsˈfækʃn| — the feeling of being displeased and discontent

dissatisfactory |ˌdɪssætɪsˈfæktʌriː| — not up to expectations

dissatisfied |dɪsˈsætɪsfaɪd| — in a state of sulky dissatisfaction

dissatisfy |ˌdɪˈsætəsˌfaɪ| — fail to satisfy

dissect |dɪˈsekt| — cut open or cut apart

dissected |daɪˈsektəd| — having one or more indentations reaching nearly to the midrib

dissection |dɪˈsekʃn| — cutting so as to separate into pieces

dissector |dɪˈsektə| — One who dissects; an anatomist.

disseisee |ˌdɪssiːˈziː| — Alternative form of disseizee.

disseisin |dɪsˈsiːzɪn| — (law) The act of disseising.

disseize |dɪsˈsiːz| — (law) To deprive of seizin or possession; to dispossess or oust wrongfully (one in freehold possession of land).

disseizee |ˌdɪssiːˈziː| — (law) One who is disseized, or put out of possession of an estate unlawfully.

disseizin |dɪsˈsiːzɪn| — (law) The act of disseizing; an unlawful dispossessing and ouster of a person actually seized of the freehold.

dissemblance |dɪˈsembləns| — (countable) An act of dissembling.

dissemble |dɪˈsembl| — make believe with the intent to deceive

dissembled |dɪˈsembəld| — simple past tense and past participle of dissemble

dissembler |dɪˈsemblər| — a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives

disseminate |dɪˈsemɪneɪt| — cause to become widely known

disseminated |ˌdɪˈseməˌnetəd| — Simple past tense and past participle of disseminate.

dissemination |dɪˌsemɪˈneɪʃn| — the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate

disseminator  — someone who spreads the news

dissension |dɪˈsenʃn| — disagreement among those expected to cooperate

dissent |dɪˈsent| — (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority

dissenter |dɪˈsentər| — a person who dissents from some established policy

dissentient |dɪˈsenʃənt| — (of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England

dissenting |ˌdɪˈsentɪŋ| — disagreeing, especially with a majority

dissentious |dɪˈsenʃəs| — dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)

dissepiment |dəˈsepəmənt| — (botany, zoology) partition (in an organ); septum

dissert |dɪˈsɜːrt| — To discourse or dispute; to discuss.

dissertate |ˈdɪsərˌteɪt| — talk at length and formally about a topic

dissertation |ˌdɪsərˈteɪʃn| — a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree

disserve |dɪsˈsɜːrv| — To treat poorly; to do a disservice to

disservice |dɪsˈsɜːrvɪs| — an act intended to help that turns out badly

dissever |dəˈsevər| — separate into parts or portions

disseverance |dɪsˈsevərəns| — The act of dissevering; separation.

dissident |ˈdɪsɪdənt| — a person who dissents from some established policy

dissimilar |dɪˈsɪmɪlər| — not similar

dissimilarity |ˌdɪsɪmɪˈlærətɪ| — the quality of being dissimilar

dissimilation |dɪˌsɪməˈleɪʃən| — a linguistic process by which one of two similar sounds in a word becomes less like the other

dissimilitude |ˌdɪsɪˈmɪlɪtjuːd| — dissimilarity evidenced by an absence of likeness

dissimulate |dɪˈsɪmjʊleɪt| — hide (feelings) from other people

dissimulation |dɪˌsɪmjʊˈleɪʃn| — the act of deceiving

dissimulator |dɪˈsɪmjʊleɪtə| — a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives

dissipate |ˈdɪsɪpeɪt| — to cause to separate and go in different directions

dissipated |ˈdɪsɪpeɪtɪd| — unrestrained by convention or morality

dissipation |ˌdɪsɪˈpeɪʃn| — breaking up and scattering by dispersion

dissociable |dɪˈsəʊʃiːəbəl| — capable of being divided or dissociated

dissocial |dɪˈsəʊʃəl| — Unfriendly to society; selfish.

dissociate |dɪˈsəʊʃɪeɪt| — part; cease or break association with

dissociated |dɪˈsəʊʃɪeɪtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of dissociate

dissociating |dɪˈsəʊʃɪeɪtɪŋ| — Present participle of dissociate.

dissociation |dɪˌsəʊʃɪˈeɪʃn| — the act of removing from association

dissociative |dɪˈsəʊsɪətɪv| — tending to produce dissociation

dissolubility |dɪˌsɒljʊˈbɪlɪtɪ| — the property of being dissoluble

dissoluble |dɪˈsɒljʊbəl| — capable of dissolving

dissolute |ˈdɪsəluːt| — unrestrained by convention or morality

dissolutely |ˈdɪsəluːtlɪ| — in a dissolute way

dissoluteness  — indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures

dissolution |ˌdɪsəˈluːʃn| — separation into component parts

dissolvable |dɪˈzɒlvəbl| — capable of dissolving

dissolve |dɪˈzɑːlv| — (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out

dissolved |ˌdɪˈzɑːlvd| — (of solid matter) reduced to a liquid form

dissolvent |dɪˈzɑːlvənt| — a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances

dissonance |ˈdɪsənəns| — a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters

dissonant |ˈdɪsənənt| — characterized by musical dissonance; harmonically unresolved

dissuade |dɪˈsweɪd| — turn away from by persuasion

dissuasion |dɪˈsweɪʒən| — a communication that dissuades you

dissuasive |dɪˈsweɪsɪv| — deterring from action

dissyllabic |dɪsɪˈlæbɪk| — Archaic form of disyllabic.

dissyllable |dɪˈsɪləbəl| — a word having two syllables

dissymmetrical |ˈdɪsɪˈmetrɪkəl| — Lacking symmetry.

dissymmetry |ˌdɪˈsɪmətrɪ| — (mathematics) a lack of symmetry

distaff |ˈdɪstæf| — the sphere of work by women

distal |ˈdɪstl| — situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone

distance |ˈdɪstəns| — the property created by the space between two objects or points

distant |ˈdɪstənt| — remote in manner

distantly |ˈdɪstəntlɪ| — from or at a distance

distaste |dɪsˈteɪst| — a feeling of intense dislike

distasteful |dɪsˈteɪstfl| — not pleasing in odor or taste

distastefully |dɪsˈteɪstfəlɪ| — in an offensively distasteful manner

distemper |dɪˈstempər| — any of various infectious viral diseases of animals

distempered |dɪˈstempəd| — simple past tense and past participle of distemper

distend |dɪˈstend| — become wider

distensible |dɪˈstensəbəl| — capable of being distended; able to stretch and expand

distension |dɪsˈtenʃən| — the act of expanding by pressure from within

distent |dɪˈstent| — distended

distich |ˈdɪstɪk| — two items of the same kind

distichous |ˈdɪstɪkəs| — (botany) Arranged in two rows on each side of an axis

distil |dɪˈstɪl| — undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops

distill |ˌdɪˈstɪl| — remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation

distillate |ˈdɪstɪleɪt| — a purified liquid produced by condensation from a vapor during distilling; the product of distilling

distillation |ˌdɪstɪˈleɪʃn| — the process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors

distillatory |dɪˈstɪlətɔːriː| — Belonging to, or used in, distilling.

distiller |dɪˈstɪlər| — someone who distills alcoholic liquors

distillery |dɪˈstɪlərɪ| — a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation

distinct |dɪˈstɪŋkt| — (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality

distinction |dɪˈstɪŋkʃn| — a discrimination between things as different and distinct on the basis of their characteristics or attributes

distinctive |dɪˈstɪŋktɪv| — of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing

distinctively |dɪˈstɪŋktɪvlɪ| — in an identifiably distinctive manner

distinctiveness |ˌdɪˈstɪŋktɪvnəs| — a distinguishing trait

distinctly |dɪˈstɪŋktlɪ| — clear to the mind; with distinct mental discernment

distinctness |dɪˈstɪŋktnəs| — the quality of being sharp and clear

distinguish |dɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ| — mark as different

distinguishable |dɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃəbl| — (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality

distinguished |dɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃt| — (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation

distinguishing |ˌdɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃɪŋ| — Present participle of distinguish.

distort |dɪˈstɔːrt| — make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story

distorted |ˌdɪˈstɔːrtəd| — so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly

distortion |dɪˈstɔːrʃn| — a change for the worse

distortionist |dɪsˈtɔːʃənɪst| — a painter who introduces distortions

distract |dɪˈstrækt| — draw someone's attention away from something

distracted |dɪˈstræktɪd| — having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety

distractedly |dɪˈstræktɪdlɪ| — in a distracted manner

distraction |dɪˈstrækʃn| — mental turmoil

distrain |dɪˈstreɪn| — levy a distress on

distrainee |ˌdɪstreɪˈniː| — One who is distrained.

distraint |dɪˈstreɪnt| — the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim

distrait |dɪˈstreɪ| — having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety

distraught |dɪˈstrɔːt| — deeply agitated especially from emotion

distress |dɪˈstres| — psychological suffering

distressed |dɪˈstrest| — facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty

distressful |dɪˈstresfʊl| — causing distress or worry or anxiety

distressing |dɪˈstresɪŋ| — causing distress or worry or anxiety

distributable |dɪsˈtrɪbjʊtəbl| — Capable of being distributed.

distributary |dɪˈstrɪbjʊteriː| — a branch of a river that flows away from the main stream and does not rejoin it

distribute |dɪˈstrɪbjuːt| — administer or bestow, as in small portions

distributed |ˌdɪˈstrɪbjətəd| — spread out or scattered about or divided up

distributing |ˌdɪˈstrɪbjuːtɪŋ| — Present participle of distribute.

distribution |ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃn| — (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence

distributional |ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən| — of or relating to spatial distribution

distributive |dɪˈstrɪbjətɪv| — serving to distribute or allot or disperse

distributor |dɪˈstrɪbjətər| — someone who markets merchandise

district |ˈdɪstrɪkt| — a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

distrust |dɪsˈtrʌst| — doubt about someone's honesty

distrustful |dɪsˈtrʌstfl| — having or showing distrust

distune |dɪsˈtjuːn| — (obsolete) To put out of tune.

disturb |dɪˈstɜːrb| — move deeply

disturbance |dɪˈstɜːrbəns| — activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption

disturbed |dɪˈstɜːrbd| — having the place or position changed

disturber |dɪsˈtɜːbə| — a troubler who interrupts or interferes with peace and quiet; someone who causes disorder and commotion

disturbing |dɪˈstɜːrbɪŋ| — causing distress or worry or anxiety

disunion |ˌdɪˈsjuːnjən| — the termination or destruction of union

disunite |ˌdɪsjuːˈnaɪt| — part; cease or break association with

disunity |dɪsˈjuːnətɪ| — lack of unity (usually resulting from dissension)

disuse |dɪsˈjuːs| — the state of something that has been unused and neglected

disutility |ˌdɪsjuːˈtɪlɪtɪ| — uselessness, a lack of utility

disyllabic |ˌdɪsɪˈlæbɪk| — having or characterized by or consisting of two syllables

ditch |dɪtʃ| — a long narrow excavation in the earth

ditcher |ˈdɪtʃər| — One who digs ditches.

ditching |ˈdɪtʃɪŋ| — Present participle of ditch.

ditchwater |ˈdɪtʃwɔːtər| — The stagnant water that collects in a ditch

ditheism |ˈdaɪθiːɪzəm| — A belief in two deities, which may be in conflict with each other.

dither |ˈdɪðər| — an excited state of agitation

dithyramb |ˈdɪθəˌræm| — a wildly enthusiastic speech or piece of writing

dittany |ˈdɪtniː| — Eurasian perennial herb with white flowers that emit flammable vapor in hot weather

ditto |ˈdɪtəʊ| — a mark used to indicate the word above it should be repeated

ditty |ˈdɪtɪ| — a short simple song (or the words of a poem intended to be sung)

ditty-bag |ˈdɪtɪˌbæɡ| — A small bag used to carry one's personal effects or toiletries while traveling.

ditty-box  — A small box to hold a sailor's thread, needles, comb, etc.

diuresis |ˌdaɪjʊˈriːsɪs| — increased secretion of urine; if not due to increased liquid intake or to the action of a diuretic drug it can be a symptom of diabetes mellitus

diuretic |ˌdaɪjʊˈretɪk| — any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine, which causes the body to get rid of excess water

diurnal |daɪˈɜːrnl| — having a daily cycle or occurring every day

diva |ˈdiːvə| — a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star

divagate |ˈdaɪvəɡeɪt| — lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking

divagation |ˌdaɪvəˈɡeɪʃən| — a message that departs from the main subject

divalent |daɪˈveɪlənt| — having a valence of two or having two valences

divan |ˈdaɪvæn| — a long backless sofa (usually with pillows against a wall)

divaricate |daɪˈværiːˌkeɪt| — branch off

divarication |daɪˌværɪˈkeɪʃən| — branching at a wide angle

dive |daɪv| — a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall

dive-bomb |ˈdaɪv bɒm| — bomb from a diving airplane

dive-bomber |ˈdaɪv bɒmər| — (aviation, historical) A bomber aircraft that dives directly at its target in order to provide greater accuracy for the bomb it drops.

diver |ˈdaɪvər| — someone who works underwater

diverge |daɪˈvɜːrdʒ| — move or draw apart

divergence |daɪˈvɜːrdʒəns| — the act of moving away in different direction from a common point

divergency |daɪˈvɜːdʒənsɪ| — an infinite series that has no limit

divergent |daɪˈvɜːrdʒənt| — diverging from another or from a standard

divers |ˈdaɪvərz| — many and different

diverse |daɪˈvɜːrs| — many and different

diverseness  — noticeable heterogeneity

diversification |daɪˌvɜːrsɪfɪˈkeɪʃn| — the act of introducing variety (especially in investments or in the variety of goods and services offered)

diversified |daɪˈvɜːsəˌfaɪd| — having variety of character or form or components; or having increased variety

diversiform |dɪˈvɜːrsəˌfɔːrm| — Of different or varying forms.

diversify |daɪˈvɜːrsɪfaɪ| — make (more) diverse

diversion |daɪˈvɜːrʒn| — an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

diversionist |daɪˈvɜːʃənɪst| — someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks

diversity |daɪˈvɜːrsətɪ| — noticeable heterogeneity

divert |daɪˈvɜːrt| — turn aside; turn away from

diverting |daɪˈvɜːtɪŋ| — providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining

divertissement |dəˈvərdəsmənt| — An entertaining diversion

Dives |ˈdaɪvz| — plural form of dive

divest |daɪˈvest| — take away possessions from someone

divestiture |dɪˈvestɪtʃər| — an order to an offending party to rid itself of property; it has the purpose of depriving the defendant of the gains of wrongful behavior

divestment |daɪˈvestmənt| — The sale or other disposal of some kind of asset.

dividable  — can be divided usually without leaving a remainder

divide |dɪˈvaɪd| — a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)

divided |dɪˈvaɪdəd| — having a median strip or island between lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions

dividend |ˈdɪvɪdend| — that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders; usually paid quarterly

divider |dɪˈvaɪdər| — a taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics

dividers |dɪˈvaɪdəz| — plural form of divider

dividing |dɪˈvaɪdɪŋ| — Serving to divide or separate.

dividual |dɪˈvɪdʒuːəl| — Separate, distinct.

divination |ˌdɪvɪˈneɪʃn| — successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck

divine |dɪˈvaɪn| — terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God

divinely |dɪˈvaɪnlɪ| — by divine means

diviner |dɪˈvaɪnər| — someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers

diving |ˈdaɪvɪŋ| — an athletic competition that involves diving into water

diving-bell |ˈdaɪvɪŋ bel| — An airtight chamber, open at the bottom, that is lowered on a cable underwater to operate as a base or a means of transport for a diver or a small number of divers.

divinify  — (obsolete) To render divine; to deify.

divining-rod |dɪˈvaɪnɪŋrɒd| — rod used for dowsing, a technique of divination used to locate subterranean sources of water, metal, other mineral resources or even various other things through magic, or according to many believers a natural phenomenon

divinity |dɪˈvɪnətɪ| — any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force

divinize |ˈdɪvənaɪz| — To make divine; to make godlike.

divisibility |dɪˌvɪzəˈbɪlɪtiː| — the quality of being divisible; the capacity to be divided into parts or divided among a number of persons

divisible |dɪˈvɪzəbl| — capable of being or liable to be divided or separated

division |dɪˈvɪʒn| — an army unit large enough to sustain combat

divisional |dɪˈvɪʒənl| — serving to divide or marking a division

divisive |dɪˈvaɪsɪv| — dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)

divisiveness |dɪˈvaɪsɪvnəs| — The characteristic of being divisive.

divisor |dɪˈvaɪzər| — one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer

divorce |dɪˈvɔːrs| — the legal dissolution of a marriage

divorced |dɪˈvɔːrst| — of someone whose marriage has been legally dissolved

divorcee |dɪˌvɔːrˈseɪ| — a divorced woman or a woman who is separated from her husband

divorcement |dɪˈvɔːrsmənt| — the legal dissolution of a marriage

divot |ˈdɪvət| — (golf) the cavity left when a piece of turf is cut from the ground by the club head in making a stroke

divulgation |ˌdaɪvʌlˈɡeɪʃən| — The act of divulging or publishing. publication (obs)

divulge |daɪˈvʌldʒ| — make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

divvy |ˈdɪvɪ| — short for dividend; especially one paid by a cooperative society

dixie |ˈdɪksɪ| — the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861

dizzily |ˈdɪzɪlɪ| — in a giddy light-headed manner

dizziness |ˈdɪzɪnəs| — a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall

dizzy |ˈdɪzɪ| — make dizzy or giddy

dizzying |ˈdɪzɪɪŋ| — Tending to make one (actually or metaphorically) dizzy or confused, as of great speed or height.

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