English dictionary


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

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

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

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

diagnostic |ˌdaɪəɡˈnɑːstɪk| — characteristic or indicative of a disease

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

diagnostics |ˌdaɪəgˈnɑːstɪks| — 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 |daɪˈæɡənəli| — 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 |ˌdaɪəlekˈtɑːlədʒi| — the branch of philology that is devoted to the study of dialects

dialog |ˈdaɪəlɔːɡ| — a conversation between two persons

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 |ˌdaɪəˈmetrɪkli| — 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

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

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

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

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 |ˈdaɪəri| — 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 |daɪˈæstəli| — 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

diathermy |ˈdaɪəˌθərmi| — 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

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

dibble |ˈdibəl| — 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 |ˈdaɪsi| — of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk

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

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

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

dichromatic |ˌdaɪkroʊˈmætɪk| — having two colors

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 |ˈdɪki| — 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 |ˈdɪki| — 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

dictaphone |ˈdɪktəfoʊn| — 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 |ˌdɪktəˈtɔːriəl| — 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 |ˈdɪkʃəneri| — a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them

dictum |ˈdɪktəm| — an authoritative declaration

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

dido |ˈdaɪdoʊ| — (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

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

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

diet |ˈdaɪət| — a prescribed selection of foods

dietary |ˈdaɪəteri| — 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)

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

differentially |ˌdɪfəˈrenʃəli| — in a differential manner

differentiate |ˌdɪfəˈrenʃieɪt| — mark as different

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

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

differently |ˈdɪfrəntli| — in another and different manner

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

difficulty |ˈdɪfɪkəlti| — an effort that is inconvenient

diffidence |ˈdɪfɪdəns| — lack of self-confidence

diffident |ˈdɪfɪdənt| — showing modest reserve

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 |dɪˈfjuːsli| — in a diffuse manner

diffuser |dɪˈfjuːzər| — baffle that distributes sound waves evenly

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

digest |daɪˈdʒest| — a periodical that summarizes the news

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

digestibility |dɪˌdʒestəˈbɪlɪti| — 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 |ˈdɪdʒɪtəli| — by means of the fingers

digitate |ˈdɪdʒɪteɪt| — resembling a finger

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

dignified |ˈdɪɡnɪfaɪd| — having or showing self-esteem

dignify |ˈdɪɡnɪfaɪ| — confer dignity or honor upon

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

dignity |ˈdɪɡnəti| — 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

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

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

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

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

dilatory |ˈdɪlətɔːri| — wasting time

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

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

dilettantish  — showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish

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 |ˈdɪlɪdʒəntli| — with diligence; in a diligent manner

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

dilly-dally |ˈdɪli dæli| — postpone doing what one should be doing

diluent |ˈdilyəwənt| — 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

dilution |daɪˈluːʃn| — a diluted solution

diluvial |dɪˈluːviːəl| — of or connected with a deluge

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

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

diminished |dəˈmɪnɪʃt| — impaired by diminution

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

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

diminution |ˌdɪmɪˈnuːʃn| — change toward something smaller or lower

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

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

dimly |ˈdɪmli| — in a dim indistinct manner

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

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

dimwit |ˈdɪmwɪt| — a stupid incompetent person

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

dinghy |ˈdɪŋi| — 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

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

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

dining |ˈdaɪnɪŋ| — the act of eating dinner

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

dinkey |ˈdɪŋkiː| — a small locomotive

dinky |ˈdɪŋki| — a small locomotive

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

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 |ˈdaɪoʊd| — 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

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 |ˌdiː aɪ ˈpiː| — a depression in an otherwise level surface

diphtheria |dɪfˈθɪriə| — 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

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

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

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

diplomacy |dɪˈploʊməsi| — negotiation between nations

diplomat |ˈdɪpləmæt| — an official engaged in international negotiations

diplomatic |ˌdɪpləˈmætɪk| — relating to or characteristic of diplomacy

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

diplomatist |dɪˈploʊmətɪst| — an official engaged in international negotiations

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

dipole |ˈdaɪpoʊl| — 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

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

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

dipterous |ˈdiptərəs| — 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

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

directly |dəˈrektli| — 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

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

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

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

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

dirtily |ˈdɝːtɪli| — in a sordid manner

dirtiness |ˈdɜːtɪnɪs| — the state of being unsanitary

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

disability |ˌdɪsəˈbɪləti| — 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 |ˌdɪsˌædvənˈteɪdʒəsli| — in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage

disaffected |ˌdɪsəˈfektɪd| — discontented as toward authority

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

disafforest |ˌdɪsəˈfɒrɪst| — remove the trees from

disagree |ˌdɪsəˈɡriː| — be of different opinions

disagreeable |ˌdɪsəˈɡriːəbl| — unpleasant to interact with

disagreeably |ˌdɪsəˈɡriːəbli| — in a disagreeable manner

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

disallow |ˌdɪsəˈlaʊ| — command against

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

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

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

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

disapprove |ˌdɪsəˈpruːv| — consider bad or wrong

disapprovingly |ˌdɪsəˈpruːvɪŋli| — 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

disassociate |ˌdɪsəˈsoʊʃieɪt| — 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

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

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

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

disburden |disˈbərdn| — 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

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

discipleship  — the position of disciple

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

disciplinary |ˈdɪsəpləneri| — designed to promote discipline

discipline |ˈdɪsəplɪn| — a branch of knowledge

disciplined |ˈdɪsəplɪnd| — obeying the rules

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

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

disclose |dɪsˈkloʊz| — 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 |dɪsˈkloʊzd| — made known (especially something secret or concealed)

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

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

discoid |ˈdiskoid| — having a flat circular shape

discolor |ˌdɪˈskələr| — lose color or turn colorless

discoloration |ˌdɪsˌkʌləˈreɪʃn| — a soiled or discolored appearance

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

discolouration |ˌdɪskələˈreɪʃən| — a soiled or discolored appearance

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

discomfiture |dɪsˈkʌmfɪtʃər| — anxious embarrassment

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

discommode |ˌdɪskəˈmoʊd| — to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

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

discomposed |ˌdɪskəmˈpoʊzd| — having your composure disturbed

discomposure |ˌdɪskəmˈpoʊʒər| — anxious embarrassment

disconcert |ˌdɪskənˈsɜːrt| — cause to feel embarrassment

disconcerted |ˌdɪskənˈsɝːtɪd| — 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

disconnection |ˌdɪskəˈnekʃn| — state of being disconnected

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 |ˌdɪskənˈtentɪdli| — with discontent; in a discontented manner

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

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

discontinuation |ˌdɪskənˌtɪnjuˈeɪʃən| — 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 |ˌdɪsˌkɑːntəˈnuːəti| — lack of connection or continuity

discontinuous |ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjuəs| — 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

discountenance |ˌdisˈkount(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 |dɪsˈkɜːrtiəs| — lacking social graces

discourtesy |dɪsˈkɜːrtəsi| — 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

discovery |dɪˈskʌvəri| — 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

discreet |dɪˈskriːt| — unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic

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

discrepancy |dɪsˈkrepənsi| — 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 |dɪˈskreʃəneri| — having or using the ability to act or decide according to your own discretion or judgment

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 |dɪˈskrɪmɪnətɔːri| — containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice

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

discursiveness |dɪˈskɝːsɪvnəs| — 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 |ˌdisəmˈberəs| — relieve from

disembodied |ˌdɪsɪmˈbɑːdid| — not having a material body

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

disembowel |ˌdɪsɪmˈbaʊəl| — remove the entrails of

disembroil |ˌdisəmˈbroil| — 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 |ˌdisənˈkəmbər| — release from entanglement of difficulty

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

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

disentangle |ˌdɪsɪnˈtæŋɡl| — release from entanglement of difficulty

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

disequilibrium |ˌdɪsˌiːkwɪˈlɪbriəm| — 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

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

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

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

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 |dɪsˈɡʌstɪŋli| — 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)

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

disharmonious |ˌdɪshɑːrˈmoʊnɪəs| — lacking in harmony

disharmonize |dɪsˈhɑːrməˌnaɪz| — cause to sound harsh and unpleasant

disharmony |dɪsˈhɑːrməni| — 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

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 |dɪsˈɑːnɪsti| — 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

dishonour |dɪsˈɑːnər| — a state of shame or disgrace

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

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

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 |ˈdɪʃi| — (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

disillusionment |ˌdɪsɪˈluːʒnmənt| — freeing from false belief or illusions

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

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

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 |ˌdɪsɪnˈdʒenjuəs| — 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

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

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

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

disjoint |disˈjoint| — 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

dislocate |ˈdɪsloʊkeɪt| — move out of position

dislocated |ˈdɪsloketəd| — separated at the joint

dislocation |ˌdɪsloʊˈkeɪʃn| — 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 |dɪsˈlɔɪəlti| — the quality of being disloyal

dismal |ˈdɪzməl| — causing dejection

dismally |ˈdɪzməli| — 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)

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.)

disobedience |ˌdɪsəˈbiːdiəns| — the failure to obey

disobedient |ˌdɪsəˈbiːdiənt| — unwilling to submit to authority

disobediently |ˌdɪsəˈbiːdɪəntli| — 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

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 |dɪsˈɔːrdərli| — 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 |ˌdɪˈsɔːriˌent| — cause to be lost or disoriented

disorientate |dɪsˈɔːriənteɪt| — cause to be lost or disoriented

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

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

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

disowning |dɪsˈoʊnɪŋ| — 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 |dɪˈspærəti| — inequality or difference in some respect

dispassion  — objectivity and detachment

dispassionate |dɪsˈpæʃənət| — unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice

dispassionately |dɪsˈpæʃənətli| — 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

disperse |dɪˈspɜːrs| — distribute loosely

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

dispersion |dɪˈspɜːrʒn| — spreading widely or driving off

dispersive |ˌdɪˈspɝːsɪv| — spreading by diffusion

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

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

dispiritedness  — a feeling of low spirits

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

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

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

displease |dɪsˈpliːz| — give displeasure to

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

displeasing |dɪsˈpliːzɪŋ| — causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities

displeasingly |dɪsˈpliːzɪŋli| — 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 |dɪˈspoʊzəbl| — an item that can be disposed of after it has been used

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

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

disposed |dɪˈspoʊzd| — having made preparations

disposition |ˌdɪspəˈzɪʃn| — your usual mood

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 |ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːrʃənətli| — out of proportion

disprove |ˌdɪsˈpruːv| — prove to be false

disputable |dɪˈspjuːtəbl| — capable of being disproved

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

disputation |ˌdɪspjuˈteɪʃn| — 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

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

disregard |ˌdɪsrɪˈɡɑːrd| — lack of attention and due care

disregarded |ˌdɪsrɪˈɡɑːrdəd| — not noticed inadvertently

disrepair |ˌdɪsrɪˈper| — in need of repairs

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

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 |dɪsˈroʊb| — get undressed

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

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

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

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 |dɪˈsɛnʃəs| — dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)

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

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

dissever |dəˈsevər| — separate into parts or portions

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

dissimilar |dɪˈsɪmɪlər| — not similar

dissimilarity |ˌdɪsɪmɪˈlærəti| — 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 |dɪˈsɪmjuleɪt| — hide (feelings) from other people

dissimulation |dɪˌsɪmjuˈleɪʃn| — 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 |dɪˈsoʊʃiːəbəl| — capable of being divided or dissociated

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

dissociation |dɪˌsoʊʃiˈeɪʃn| — the act of removing from association

dissociative |dɪˈsəʊsɪətɪv| — tending to produce dissociation

dissolubility |dɪˌsɒljʊˈbɪlɪti| — the property of being dissoluble

dissoluble |dɪˈsɒljʊbəl| — capable of dissolving

dissolute |ˈdɪsəluːt| — unrestrained by convention or morality

dissolutely |ˈdɪsəluːtli| — 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

dissyllable |dɪˈsɪləbəl| — a word having two syllables

dissymmetry |ˌdɪˈsɪmətri| — (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 |ˈdɪstəntli| — from or at a distance

distaste |dɪsˈteɪst| — a feeling of intense dislike

distasteful |dɪsˈteɪstfl| — not pleasing in odor or taste

distastefully |dɪsˈteɪstfəli| — in an offensively distasteful manner

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

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

distich |ˈdistik| — two items of the same kind

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

distiller |dɪˈstɪlər| — someone who distills alcoholic liquors

distillery |dɪˈstɪləri| — 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 |dɪˈstɪŋktɪvli| — in an identifiably distinctive manner

distinctiveness |ˌdɪˈstɪŋktɪvnəs| — a distinguishing trait

distinctly |dɪˈstɪŋktli| — 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

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 |dɪˈstræktɪdli| — in a distracted manner

distraction |dɪˈstrækʃn| — mental turmoil

distrain |dɪˈstreɪn| — levy a distress on

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

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

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

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 |dɪsˈjuːnəti| — lack of unity (usually resulting from dissension)

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

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

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

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

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

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 |ˌdaɪjuˈretɪk| — 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

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 |daɪˈvɝːdʒənsi| — 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 |daɪˈvɝːsəˌfaɪd| — having variety of character or form or components; or having increased variety

diversify |daɪˈvɜːrsɪfaɪ| — make (more) diverse

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

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

diversity |daɪˈvɜːrsəti| — noticeable heterogeneity

divert |daɪˈvɜːrt| — turn aside; turn away from

diverting |daɪˈvɝːtɪŋ| — providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining

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

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

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

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

divinely |dɪˈvaɪnli| — 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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

dizzy |ˈdɪzi| — make dizzy or giddy