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.

disquiet
disquieting (adjective), more disquieting, most disquieting
A reference to being very worried or nervous about something: There was a great deal of disquieting news about the sinking of the ferry with so many children for the families who heard about it.

The world has been very upset by the disquieting reports about the kidnapping of so many girls from the boarding school in Nigeria.

Relating to being disturbing and causing uneasiness.
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disquietingly
disquietly
disquietude (dis KWIGH i tood", dis KWIGH i tyood") (s) (noun), disquietudes (pl)
A state of worry or uneasiness: When the science teacher told her students what the homework was for tomorrow, they looked at her with great anxiety and disquietude.
disquisition (noun), disquisitions (pl)
An elaborate or a long written and detailed essay or a long discussion about a special topic: A disquisition is not a very successful presentation for a TV or a radio show because it is simply too complicated or takes up too much time.
disquisitive (adjective), more disquisitive, most disquisitive
Relating to a fondness for examinations, discussions, or investigations of conditions or situations: As a student, Paul had a very disquisitive mind and enjoyed being with groups to learn more about how the city was being governed.
disquisitively (adverb), more disquisitively, most disquisitively
Descriptive of something that is completed in a manner that is based on discussions or analyses; often in a friendly manner: Celia, Harriet, and the study group at the university had disquisitively lively talks about the history lectures.
disqulification
disreputable (adjective)
1. Lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance.
2. Lacking respectability on the basis of past or present actions.
3. Discreditable; dishonorable.
3. Shabby or shoddy; of poor quality or condition: "They wore the most disreputable clothes imaginable."
disreputably (adverb)
In a disreputable manner.
disrepute (s) (noun), disreputes (pl)
1. The situation of being held in low esteem: Many people have feelings of disreputes for those who beg on the streets for money.
2. A lack, or loss, of a good reputation or respect: Nancy was brought into disrepute when her name was on a list of those who were said to have been shoplifting in a store.
Loss of one's reputation.
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disrespect (s) (noun), disrespects (pl) (usually no plural)
Spoken words or behaviors which show that a person does not think someone or something is of any value or importance: "Sam treated the teacher with disrespect when he was asked to put his cell phone away during class."

"Gerald has indicated all kinds of disrespects for his mother because she refuses to give him money to buy cigarettes."

disrespectable (adjective), more disrespectable, most disrespectable
Descriptive of being unworthy of honor or undeserving of approval: "Jill's disrespectable reaction to being defeated during the tennis match resulted in her being banned from participating in the next tournament."
disrespectful (adjective), more disrespectful, most disrespectful