Definition of dis- in English:


Syllabification: dis-


  • 1Expressing negation: dislike disquiet
  • 2Denoting reversal or absence of an action or state: dishonor disintegrate
  • 2.1Denoting separation: discharge disengage
  • 2.2Denoting expulsion: disbar disinherit
  • 3Denoting removal of the thing specified: disbud dismember
  • 4Expressing completeness or intensification of an unpleasant or unattractive action: discombobulate disgruntled


from Latin, sometimes via Old French des-.

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