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.

dishonorable (adjective), more dishonorable, most dishonorable
1. Subject to being shameful or disgraceful: Sam's dishonourable and discreditable conduct towards his acquaintances lost him many friends.
2. Referring to someone who lacks integrity and is unprincipled: A dishonourable person is one who is corrupt or crooked and untrustworthy.
dishonorably (adverb), more dishonorably, most dishonorably
1. Referring to how a person acts in a disgraceful way: Ted should have known better, but he behaved dishonorably and shamefully towards his parents, and was therefore sent to his room without dinner!
2. Describing how something occurs in a shocking or deplorable manner: The grades Jack got in school were dishonorably poor and disgusting and he failed in almost every subject!
3. Pertaining to how something happens in a contemptible or blameworthy manner: Sam was dishonorably discharged from the army after he was caught stealing many times from his comrades.
disillusion (verb), disillusions; disillusioned; disillusioning
To cause someone to realize that an ideal is false or an idea is mistaken: After reading the headlines in the newspaper, Stan felt that he had been disillusioned in his belief that the new mayor would improve the economic problems of the city.
To have a pleasant but a mistaken belief take away.
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To separated from an idea of wealth.
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To have a belief in the goodness of someone turned into the opposite.
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disillusive (adjective), more disillusive, most disillusive
A reference to being freed from a wrong impression or a false conception: Glenda's disillusive mood in the morning made her feel as if she were relieved of her sorrows and confusion.
disincarcerate (verb), disincarcerates; disincarcerated; disincarcerating
1. To liberate from prison.
2. To set free from confinement.
disingenuous (adjective), more disingenuous, most disingenuous
1. A reference to not being straightforward or honest and being insincere or calculating: Jack didn’t want to tell a lie, so he decided to give a disingenuous response to his wife’s question about where he had been the night before; so, all he said was that he had been visiting with a friend, although he actually had been to the local pub all evening.
2. Pertaining to giving a false appearance of being explicit and unambiguous: Jane’s boyfriend had evidently put on a disingenuous smile when he said he liked her a lot, but he wasn’t taking her out anymore.
3. Descriptive of pretending to be unaware of something or trying to give the impression of being innocent regarding what has happened: When Sally’s mother asked her if she had broken the cup, she gave a disingenuous answer that she didn’t even know the cup had been broken!
Relating to craftiness and being deceiving and not being plain-spoken.
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1. In a disingenuous manner.
2. Giving a false appearance of simple frankness.
The quality of being insincere, cynical, calculating, and lacking candor.