Dis is defined as apart, to refuse, to do or cause the opposite of.(prefix)
An example of dis is disadvantage, which is an unfavorable situation.
See dis in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L, contr. < dives, rich, transl. of Gr Ploutōn, Pluto
Origin: < ME or OFr or L; OFr des- < L dis- < IE *dis- (< *dwis-, twice, in two < base *dwi-: see bi-) > OE te-, OHG zi-, Goth dis-
See dis in American Heritage Dictionary 4
or disstransitive verb dissed dissed, diss·ing, diss·es
Origin: African American Vernacular English
Origin: , short for disrespect.
Origin: Latin Dīs
Origin: , 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.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French des-
Origin: , from Latin dis-, apart, asunder.
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