dis-, di-, dif-

(Latin: separation, apart, asunder; removal, away, from; negation, deprivation, undoing, reversal, utterly, completely; in different directions)

The meaning of dis- varies with different words; dif-, assimilated form of dis- before f; di-, form of dis- before b, d, g, l, m, n, r, and v.

disconcerting (adjective), more disconcerting, most disconcerting
A reference to being upsetting, disturbing, and frustrating: Isaac found it disconcerting to have to wait so long before he could see the doctor.

The most disconcerting event during Patrick's trip to Great Britain was the delay in his flight for hours because of the terrible storm that was going on in the U.S.

disconsolate (adjective), more disconsolate, most disconsolate
Pertaining to being utterly dejected, cheerless, forlorn, or gloomy: Survivors of the tornadoes were even more disconsolate when they saw the destruction that resulted.
Dejected, gloomy, forlorn.
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Sad and disappointed.
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Very unhappy and dismal.
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discopathy (s) (noun), discopathies (pl)
A disease of a disk, especially of an invertebral disk: Gary had pains in his back and his doctor described it as being a case of discopathy, an illness of a fibrocartilaginous disk situated between the vertebrae of his backbone.
discord (s) (noun), discords (pl)
1. Strife, tension, or without agreement among people, or groups.
2. Harsh or confusing because of a bad intermingling of sounds.
discordance (s) (noun), discordances (pl)
1. The lack of agreement or harmony by people or groups of people.
2. In music, a combination of inharmonious sounds or tones.
discordant (adjective), more discordant, most discordant
1. Conflicting or disagreeable and not getting along with each other: "The discordant views of Fred Brown, and his son Luis, resulted in many arguments between them."
2. Harsh or unpleasant sounds: "The students were playing discordant music at the beginning of the semester and then, later in the school year, they were much more harmonious."