Webster's Dictionary, 1913
; plural dishfuls As much as a dish holds when full.
Dishing adjective Dish-shaped; concave.
[ Prefix dis-
: confer French déshonnête
, Old French deshoneste
.] 1. Dishonorable; shameful; indecent; unchaste; lewd.
Inglorious triumphs and dishonest scars. Pope.
Speak no foul or dishonest words before them [ the women]. Sir T. North. 2. Dishonored; disgraced; disfigured.
Dishonest with lopped arms the youth appears, Dryden. 3. Wanting in honesty; void of integrity; faithless; disposed to cheat or defraud; not trustworthy; as, a dishonest man. 4. Characterized by fraud; indicating a want of probity; knavish; fraudulent; unjust.
Spoiled of his nose and shortened of his ears.
To get dishonest gain. Ezek. xxii. 27.
The dishonest profits of men in office. Bancroft.
Dishonest transitive verb
[ Confer Old French deshonester
.] To disgrace; to dishonor; as, to dishonest a maid.
I will no longer dishonest my house. Chapman.
Dishonestly adverb In a dishonest manner.
Dishonesty noun [ Confer Old French deshonesté , French déshonnêteté .]
1. Dishonor; dishonorableness; shame. [ Obsolete] "The hidden things of dishonesty ." 2 Cor. iv. 2. 2. Want of honesty, probity, or integrity in principle; want of fairness and straightforwardness; a disposition to defraud, deceive, or betray; faithlessness. 3. Violation of trust or of justice; fraud; any deviation from probity; a dishonest act. 4. Lewdness; unchastity. Shak.
[ Middle English deshonour
, Old French deshonor
, French déshonneur
; prefix des-
) + honor
, French honneur
, from Latin honor
. See Honor
.] [ Written also dishonour
.] 1. Lack of honor; disgrace; ignominy; shame; reproach.
It was not meet for us to see the king's dishonor . Ezra iv. 14.
His honor rooted in dishonor stood. Tennyson. 2. (Law) The nonpayment or nonacceptance of commercial paper by the party on whom it is drawn. Syn.
-- Disgrace; ignominy; shame; censure; reproach; opprobrium.
Dishonor transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Dishonored
; present participle & verbal noun Dishonoring
.] [ Middle English deshonouren
, French déshonorer
; prefix dés-
) + honorer
to honor, from Latin honorare
. See Honor
, transitive verb
] [ Written also dishonour
.] 1. To deprive of honor; to disgrace; to bring reproach or shame on; to treat with indignity, or as unworthy in the sight of others; to stain the character of; to lessen the reputation of; as, the duelist dishonors himself to maintain his honor.
Nothing . . . that may dishonor Milton. 2. To violate the chastity of; to debauch. Dryden. 3. To refuse or decline to accept or pay; -- said of a bill, check, note, or draft which is due or presented; as, to dishonor a bill exchange. Syn.
Our law, or stain my vow of Nazarite.
-- To disgrace; shame; debase; degrade; lower; humble; humiliate; debauch; pollute.
[ Confer French déshonorable
.] 1. Wanting in honor; not honorable; bringing or deserving dishonor; staining the character, and lessening the reputation; shameful; disgraceful; base. 2. Wanting in honor or esteem; disesteemed.
He that is dishonorable in riches, how much more in poverty! Ecclus. x. 31.
To find ourselves dishonorable graves. Shak.
Dishonorary adjective Bringing dishonor on; tending to disgrace; lessening reputation. Holmes.
Dishonorer noun One who dishonors or disgraces; one who treats another indignity. Milton.
Dishorn transitive verb To deprive of horns; as, to dishorn cattle. " Dishorn the spirit." Shak.
Dishorse transitive verb To dismount. Tennyson.
Dishouse transitive verb To deprive of house or home. " Dishoused villagers." James White.
Dishumor noun Ill humor. [ Obsolete]
Dishumor transitive verb To deprive of humor or desire; to put out of humor. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
1. One who, or that which, washes dishes. 2. (Zoology) A European bird; the wagtail.
Dishwater noun Water in which dishes have been washed. "Suds and dishwater ." Beau. & Fl.
Disillusion noun The act or process of freeing from an illusion, or the state of being freed therefrom. Lowell.
Disillusion transitive verb To free from an illusion; to disillusionize.
Disillusionize transitive verb To disenchant; to free from illusion. "The bitter disillusionizing experience of postnuptial life." W. Black.
Disillusionment noun The act of freeing from an illusion, or the state of being freed therefrom.
Disimbitter transitive verb
[ Prefix dis-
. Confer Disembitter
.] To free from bitterness.
Disimpark transitive verb To free from the barriers or restrictions of a park. [ R.] Spectator.
Disimpassioned adjective Free from warmth of passion or feeling.
Disimprove transitive verb To make worse; -- the opposite of improve . [ R.] Jer. Taylor.
Disimprove intransitive verb To grow worse; to deteriorate.
Disimprovement noun Reduction from a better to a worse state; as, disimprovement of the earth.
Disincarcerate transitive verb To liberate from prison. [ R.] Harvey.
Disinclination noun The state of being disinclined; want of propensity, desire, or affection; slight aversion or dislike; indisposition.
Disappointment gave him a disinclination to the fair sex. Arbuthnot.
Having a disinclination to books or business. Guardian. Syn.
-- Unwillingness; disaffection; alienation; dislike; indisposition; distaste; aversion; repugnance.
Disincline transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Disinclined
; present participle & verbal noun Disinclining
.] To incline away the affections of; to excite a slight aversion in; to indispose; to make unwilling; to alienate.
Careful . . . to disincline them from any reverence or affection to the Queen. Clarendon.
To social scenes by nature disinclined . Cowper.
Disinclose transitive verb
[ Confer Disenclose
.] To free from being inclosed.
Disincorporate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Disincorporated
; present participle & verbal noun Disincorporating
.] 1. To deprive of corporate powers, rights, or privileges; to divest of the condition of a corporate body. 2. To detach or separate from a corporation. Bacon.
Disincorporate adjective Separated from, or not included in, a corporation; disincorporated. Bacon.
Disincorporation noun Deprivation of the rights and privileges of a corporation. T. Warton.
Disinfect transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Disinfected
; present participle & verbal noun Disinfecting
.] To free from infectious or contagious matter; to destroy putrefaction; to purify; to make innocuous.
When the infectious matter and the infectious matter and the odoriferous matter are one . . . then to deodorize is to disinfect . Ure.
Disinfectant noun That which disinfects; an agent for removing the causes of infection, as chlorine.
Disinfection noun The act of disinfecting; purification from infecting matter.
Disinfector noun One who, or that which, disinfects; an apparatus for applying disinfectants.
Disinflame transitive verb To divest of flame or ardor. Chapman.
Disingenuity noun Disingenuousness. [ Obsolete] Clarendon.
Disingenuous adjective 1. Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; as, disingenuous conduct or schemes. 2. Not ingenuous; wanting in noble candor or frankness; not frank or open; uncandid; unworthily or meanly artful.
So disingenuous as not to confess them [ faults]. Pope.
, adverb T. Warton.
, noun Macaulay.
Disinhabited adjective Uninhabited. [ Obsolete]
Disinherit transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Disinherited
; present participle & verbal noun Disinheriting
.] [ Confer Disherit
.] 1. To cut off from an inheritance or from hereditary succession; to prevent, as an heir, from coming into possession of any property or right, which, by law or custom, would devolve on him in the course of descent.
Of how fair a portion Adam disinherited his whole posterity! South. 2. To deprive of heritage; to dispossess.
And disinherit Chaos, that reigns here. Milton.
Disinheritance noun The act of disinheriting, or the condition of being; disinherited; disherison.
Disinhume transitive verb To disinter. [ R.]
Disinsure transitive verb To render insecure; to put in danger. [ Obsolete] Fanshawe.
Disintegrable adjective Capable of being disintegrated, or reduced to fragments or powder.
Argillo-calcite is readily disintegrable by exposure. Kirwan.