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(word root) apart
Examples of words with the root dis-: dislocate, disbar
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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.]
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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
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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).
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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
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, diss
vt (sl) to dis somebodyjdn blöd anreden (inf)
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References in classic literature ?
"Heard her say so, my own self, dis blessed mornin', when I bring in Mas'r's shaving-water.
"Der an't no saying'--never--'bout no kind o' thing in dis yer world," he said, at last.
"Hain't ever wore it yet," she said, "en it's just lovely." 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."
'em putt'n dey han's up 'fo' dey eyes en sayin' to David and Goliah en dem yuther prophets, 'Dat chile is dress' to indelicate fo' dis place.'"
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--"
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.
"Here, now," said Jimmie, "we've had enough of dis. Sit down, an' don' make no trouble."
"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?