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.

dishonesty
dishonor
dishonorable (adjective)
dishonorableness
dishonorably
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.
disinfect
disinfectant
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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disingenuously
1. In a disingenuous manner.
2. Giving a false appearance of simple frankness.
disingenuousness
The quality of being insincere, cynical, calculating, and lacking candor.
disinherit
disinheritance