Webster's Dictionary, 1913
[ French disgrâce
; prefix dis-
) + grâce
. See Grace
.] 1. The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect.
Macduff lives in disgrace . Shak. 2. The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy.
To tumble down thy husband and thyself Shak. 3. That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being. 4. An act of unkindness; a disfavor.
From top of honor to disgrace's feet?
The interchange continually of favors and disgraces . Bacon. Syn.
-- Disfavor; disesteem; opprobrium; reproach; discredit; disparagement; dishonor; shame; infamy; ignominy; humiliation.
Disgrace transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Disgraced
; present participle & verbal noun Disgracing
.] [ Confer French disgracier
. See Disgrace
] 1. To put out of favor; to dismiss with dishonor.
Flatterers of the disgraced minister. Macaulay.
Pitt had been disgraced and the old Duke of Newcastle dismissed. J. Morley. 2. To do disfavor to; to bring reproach or shame upon; to dishonor; to treat or cover with ignominy; to lower in estimation.
Shall heap with honors him they now disgrace . Pope.
His ignorance disgraced him. Johnson. 3. To treat discourteously; to upbraid; to revile.
The goddess wroth gan foully her disgrace . Spenser. Syn.
-- To degrade; humble; humiliate; abase; disparage; defame; dishonor; debase.
Disgraceful adjective Bringing disgrace; causing shame; shameful; dishonorable; unbecoming; as, profaneness is disgraceful to a man.
The Senate have cast you forth disgracefully . B. Jonson.
Disgracer noun One who disgraces.
Disgracious adjective [ Confer French disgracieux .] Wanting grace; unpleasing; disagreeable. Shak.
Disgracive adjective Disgracing. [ Obsolete] Feltham.
Disgradation noun (Scots Law) Degradation; a stripping of titles and honors.
Disgrade transitive verb To degrade. [ Obsolete] Foxe.
Disgraduate transitive verb To degrade; to reduce in rank. [ Obsolete] Tyndale.
Disgregate transitive verb [ Latin disgregare ; dis- + gregare to collect, from grex , gregis , flock or herd.] To disperse; to scatter; -- opposite of congregate . [ Obsolete]
Disgregation noun (Physiol.) The process of separation, or the condition of being separate, as of the molecules of a body.
Disgruntle transitive verb To dissatisfy; to disaffect; to anger. [ Colloq.]
Disguise transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Disguised
; present participle & verbal noun Disguising
.] [ Middle English desguisen
, Old French desguisier
, French déguiser
; prefix des-
) + guise
. See Guise
.] 1. To change the guise or appearance of; especially, to conceal by an unusual dress, or one intended to mislead or deceive.
Bunyan was forced to disguise himself as a wagoner. Macaulay. 2. To hide by a counterfeit appearance; to cloak by a false show; to mask; as, to disguise anger; to disguise one's sentiments, character, or intentions.
All God's angels come to us disguised . Lowell. 3. To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate.
I have just left the right worshipful, and his myrmidons, about a sneaker of five gallons; the whole magistracy was pretty well disguised before I gave them the ship. Spectator. Syn.
-- To conceal; hide; mask; dissemble; dissimulate; feign; pretend; secrete. See Conceal
Disguise noun 1. A dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or of deception; as, persons doing unlawful acts in disguise are subject to heavy penalties.
There is no passion which steals into the heart more imperceptibly and covers itself under more disguises , than pride. Addison. 2. Artificial language or manner assumed for deception; false appearance; counterfeit semblance or show.
That eye which glances through all disguises . D. Webster. 3. Change of manner by drink; intoxication. Shak. 4. A masque or masquerade.
Disguise was the old English word for a masque. B. Jonson.
Disguisedly adverb In disguise.
Disguisedness noun The state of being disguised.
Disguisement noun Disguise. [ R.] Spenser.
1. One who, or that which, disguises. Shak. 2. One who wears a disguise; an actor in a masquerade; a masker. [ Obsolete] E. Hall.
Disguising noun A masque or masquerade. [ Obsolete]
Disgust transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Disgusted
; present participle & verbal noun Disgusting
.] [ Old French desgouster
, French dégoûter
; prefix des-
) + gouster
to taste, French goûter
, from Latin gustare
, from gustus
taste. See Gust
to taste.] To provoke disgust or strong distaste in; to cause (any one) loathing, as of the stomach; to excite aversion in; to offend the moral taste of; -- often with at , with , or by .
To disgust him with the world and its vanities. Prescott.
Ærius is expressly declared . . . to have been disgusted at failing. J. H. Newman.
Alarmed and disgusted by the proceedings of the convention. Macaulay.
[ Confer Old French desgoust
, French dégoût
. See Disgust
, transitive verb
] Repugnance to what is offensive; aversion or displeasure produced by something loathsome; loathing; strong distaste; -- said primarily of the sickening opposition felt for anything which offends the physical organs of taste; now rather of the analogous repugnance excited by anything extremely unpleasant to the moral taste or higher sensibilities of our nature; as, an act of cruelty may excite disgust .
The manner of doing is more consequence than the thing done, and upon that depends the satisfaction or disgust wherewith it is received. Locke.
In a vulgar hack writer such oddities would have excited only disgust . Macaulay. Syn.
-- Nausea; loathing; aversion; distaste; dislike; disinclination; abomination. See Dislike
Disgustful adjective Provoking disgust; offensive to the taste; exciting aversion; disgusting.
That horrible and disgustful situation. Burke.
Disgustfulness noun The state of being disgustful.
Disgusting adjective That causes disgust; sickening; offensive; revolting. -- Dis*gust"ing*ly , adverb
[ Anglo-Saxon disc
, Latin discus
dish, disc, quoit, from Greek di`skos
quoit, from dikei^n
to throw. Confer Dais
.] 1. A vessel, as a platter, a plate, a bowl, used for serving up food at the table.
She brought forth butter in a lordly dish . Judg. v. 25. 2. The food served in a dish; hence, any particular kind of food; as, a cold dish ; a warm dish ; a delicious dish . "A dish fit for the gods." Shak.
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Home-home dishes that drive one from home. Hood. 3. The state of being concave, or like a dish, or the degree of such concavity; as, the dish of a wheel. 4. A hollow place, as in a field. Ogilvie. 5. (Mining) (a) A trough about 28 inches long, 4 deep, and 6 wide, in which ore is measured. (b) That portion of the produce of a mine which is paid to the land owner or proprietor.
Dish transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Dished
; present participle & verbal noun Dishing
.] 1. To put in a dish, ready for the table. 2. To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish; as, to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes. 3. To frustrate; to beat; to ruin.
[ Low] To dish out
. 1. To serve out of a dish; to distribute in portions at table. 2. (Architecture) To hollow out, as a gutter in stone or wood.
-- To dish up
, to take (food) from the oven, pots, etc., and put in dishes to be served at table.
Dishabilitate transitive verb
[ Confer Disability
.] To disqualify.
[ See Deshabille
.] An undress; a loose, negligent dress; deshabille.
They breakfast in dishabille . Smollett.
Dishabit transitive verb
[ Prefix dis-
to inhabit.] To dislodge.
Those sleeping stones . . . from their fixed beds of lime Shak.
Had been dishabited .
Dishabited p. adjective Rendered uninhabited. " Dishabited towns." R. Carew.
Dishabituate transitive verb To render unaccustomed.
Dishable transitive verb 1. To disable.
[ Obsolete] 2. To disparage.
She oft him blamed . . . and him dishabled quite. Spenser.
Dishallow transitive verb To make unholy; to profane. Tennyson.
Nor can the unholiness of the priest dishallow the altar. T. Adams.
Disharmonious adjective Unharmonious; discordant. [ Obsolete] Hallywell.
Disharmony noun Want of harmony; discord; incongruity.
A disharmony in the different impulses that constitute it [ our nature]. Coleridge.
Dishaunt transitive verb To leave; to quit; to cease to haunt. Halliwell.
Dishcloth noun A cloth used for washing dishes.
Dishclout noun A dishcloth. [ Obsolescent]
Disheart transitive verb To dishearten. [ Obsolete]
Dishearten transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Disheartened
; present participle & verbal noun Disheartening
.] [ Prefix dis-
.] To discourage; to deprive of courage and hope; to depress the spirits of; to deject.
Regiments . . . utterly disorganized and disheartened . Macaulay. Syn.
-- To dispirit; discourage; depress; deject; deter; terrify.
Disheartenment noun Discouragement; dejection; depression of spirits.
Disheir transitive verb
[ Confer Disherit
.] To disinherit.
[ Obsolete] Dryden.
Dishelm transitive verb
[ Prefix dis-
helmet.] To deprive of the helmet.
Lying stark, Tennyson.
Dishelmed and mute, and motionlessly pale.
[ See Disherit
.] The act of disheriting, or debarring from inheritance; disinhersion. Bp. Hall.
Disherit transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Disherited
; present participle & verbal noun Disheriting
.] [ French déshériter
; prefix dés-
) + hériter
to inherit. See Inherit
, and confer Dusheir
.] To disinherit; to cut off, or detain, from the possession or enjoyment of an inheritance.
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
Disheritance noun [ Confer Old French desheritance .] The act of disinheriting or state of being disinherited; disinheritance. [ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl.
Disheritor noun (Law) One who puts another out of his inheritance.
- ĕl) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Disheveled
; present participle & verbal noun Disheveling
.] [ Old French descheveler
, French décheveler
, Late Latin discapillare
+ Latin capillus
the hair of the head. See Capillary
.] 1. To suffer (the hair) to hang loosely or disorderly; to spread or throw (the hair) in disorder; -- used chiefly in the passive participle.
With garments rent and hair disheveled , Spenser. 2. To spread loosely or disorderly.
Wringing her hands and making piteous moan.
Like the fair flower disheveled in the wind. Cowper.
Dishevel intransitive verb To be spread in disorder or hang negligently, as the hair. [ R.] Sir T. Herbert.
Dishevele past participle & adjective Disheveled.
Dishevele , save his cap, he rode all bare. Chaucer.
Disheveled adjective 1. Hanging in loose disorder; disarranged; as, disheveled hair. 2. Having the hair in loose disorder.
The dancing maidens are disheveled Mænads. J. A. Symonds.