Dis is defined as apart, to refuse, to do or cause the opposite of.
An example of dis is disadvantage, which is an unfavorable situation.
transitive verbdissed, dis′sing
- to show disrespect for; insult
- to express strong disapproval of; condemn
Origin of disdis(respect
- the god of the lower world; Pluto
- the lower world; Hades
Origin of DisL, contr. from dives, rich, translated, translation of Classical Greek Plout?n, Pluto
- forming verbs
- away, apart: dismiss, disperse
- to deprive of, expel from: disfrock, disbar
- to cause to be the opposite of: disable
- to fail, cease, refuse to: dissatisfy, disappear, disallow
- to do the opposite of: disjoin, disintegrate
- more so: used as an intensifier: disannul
- forming adjectives not, the opposite of, un-: dishonest, dissatisfied, displeasing
- forming nouns opposite of, lack of: disease, disunion
Origin of dis-from Middle English or Old French or L; Old French des- from Classical Latin dis- from Indo-European an unverified form dis- ( from an unverified form dwis-, twice, in two from base an unverified form dwi-: see bi-) from source Old English te-, Old High German zi-, Gothic dis-
transitive verbdissed, diss·ing, diss·es Informal
To show disrespect to, often by insult or criticism: “[The network] is often dissed for going after older, less demographically desirable viewers” ( Michael McWilliams )
Origin of disAfrican American Vernacular Englishshort for disrespect
- The god of the underworld; Pluto.
- The underworld.
Origin of DisLatin Dīs from variant of dīves wealthy (from the belief that the underworld was the source of wealth from the ground) ; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.
- Not: dissimilar.
- a. Absence of: disinterest.b. Opposite of: disfavor.
- Undo; do the opposite of: disarrange.
- a. Deprive of: disfranchise.b. Remove: disbud.
- Free from: disintoxicate.
- Used as an intensive: disannul.
Origin of dis-Middle English from Old French des- from Latin dis- apart, asunder
- plural form of DI