Dis meaning

dĭs
Not.

Dissimilar.

prefix
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Free from.

Disintoxicate.

prefix
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Discount.
abbreviation
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To show disrespect to, often by insult or criticism.
verb
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Not, the opposite of, un-

Dishonest, dissatisfied, displeasing.

affix
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(1) (Data Instrumentation Systems) See DST.
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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.

prefix
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Undo; do the opposite of.

Disarrange.

prefix
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Used as an intensive.

Disannul.

prefix
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To show disrespect for; insult.
verb
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(place, proper) The lower world; Hades.
noun
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To express strong disapproval of; condemn.
verb
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(person, proper) The god of the lower world; Pluto.
noun
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Opposite of, lack of.

Disease, disunion.

affix
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Distance.
abbreviation
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Plural form of DI.
noun
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The god of the underworld; Pluto.
noun
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The underworld.
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Origin of dis

  • < 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-

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Latin Dīs from variant of dīves wealthy (from the belief that the underworld was the source of wealth from the ground) dyeu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old French des- from Latin dis- apart, asunder

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • African American Vernacular English short for disrespect

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition