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(word root) apart
Examples of words with the root dis-: dislocate, disbar


n. Roman Mythology
1. The god of the underworld; Pluto.
2. The underworld.

[Latin Dīs, from variant of dīves, wealthy (from the belief that the underworld was the source of wealth from the ground); see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.]


or diss  (dĭs)
tr.v. dissed, diss·ing, diss·es Informal
To show disrespect to, often by insult or criticism: "[The network] is often dissed for going after older, less demographically desirable viewers" (Michael McWilliams).

[African American Vernacular English, short for disrespect.]


a variant spelling of diss


1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Also called: Orcus or Pluto the Roman god of the underworld
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) the abode of the dead; underworld
Greek equivalent: Hades


v. dissed, dis•sing,
n. Slang. v.t.
1. to show disrespect for.
2. to belittle.
3. disparagement; criticism.
[1980–85, Amer.; from dis-1 extracted from such words as disrespect and disparage]



the ruler of the underworld in ancient Roman belief.


a prefix occurring orig. in loanwords from Latin with the meanings “apart, asunder” (disperse; dissociate; dissolve ); now frequent in French loanwords and English coinages having a privative, negative, or reversing force relative to the base noun, verb, or adjective: disability; disarm; disconnect; dishearten; dishonest; dislike; disobey.
Compare di-2, dif-.
[< Latin (akin to bis, Greek dís twice); often replacing des- < Old French]


var. of di- 1 before s: dissyllable.


the Disney Channel (a cable television channel).


Past participle: dised
Gerund: dising

I dis
you dis
he/she/it dises
we dis
you dis
they dis
I dised
you dised
he/she/it dised
we dised
you dised
they dised
Present Continuous
I am dising
you are dising
he/she/it is dising
we are dising
you are dising
they are dising
Present Perfect
I have dised
you have dised
he/she/it has dised
we have dised
you have dised
they have dised
Past Continuous
I was dising
you were dising
he/she/it was dising
we were dising
you were dising
they were dising
Past Perfect
I had dised
you had dised
he/she/it had dised
we had dised
you had dised
they had dised
I will dis
you will dis
he/she/it will dis
we will dis
you will dis
they will dis
Future Perfect
I will have dised
you will have dised
he/she/it will have dised
we will have dised
you will have dised
they will have dised
Future Continuous
I will be dising
you will be dising
he/she/it will be dising
we will be dising
you will be dising
they will be dising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dising
you have been dising
he/she/it has been dising
we have been dising
you have been dising
they have been dising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dising
you will have been dising
he/she/it will have been dising
we will have been dising
you will have been dising
they will have been dising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dising
you had been dising
he/she/it had been dising
we had been dising
you had been dising
they had been dising
I would dis
you would dis
he/she/it would dis
we would dis
you would dis
they would dis
Past Conditional
I would have dised
you would have dised
he/she/it would have dised
we would have dised
you would have dised
they would have dised
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Noun1.Dis - god of the underworld; counterpart of Greek Pluto


, diss
vt (sl) to dis somebodyjdn blöd anreden (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Now, dar, Tom's down--wal, course der's room for some nigger to be up--and why not dis nigger?
Heard her say so, my own self, dis blessed mornin', when I bring in Mas'r's shaving-water.
Come along, honey, come along wid mammy; we gwine to jump in de river, den troubles o' dis worl' is all over--dey don't sell po' niggers down the river over yonder.
Then she nodded her head in response to a pleasant idea, and added, "No, I ain't gwine to be fished out, wid everybody lookin' at me, in dis mis'able ole linsey-woolsey.
Dis I saw pefore I know him three months, und Bertran he haf saw the same; and Bimi, der orang-outang, baf understood us both, mit his cigar between his big-dog teeth und der blue gum.
Den I said to him: 'Dost thou pretend to know monkeys und dis beast dot is lashing himself mad upon der sands, pecause you do not talk to him?
Und here is a lady dot knows her business--I could send you to people in dis block, und dey vould tell you--"
You von't find nobody go out on a rainy day like dis for less.
Didn' he jis' dis minute sing out like he knowed you?
Dis donc, Prosper, it must be a drole de pays over there, where young persons animated by this ardent curiosity are manufactured
I'm dis -- dis -- discouraged" -- bringing out the big word with a valiant effort.
Why, massa, taint worf while for to git mad about de matter - Massa Will say noffin at all aint de matter wid him - but den what make him go about looking dis here way, wid he head down and he soldiers up, and as white as a gose?