Disinteressment Dis·in"ter·ess·ment noun [ Confer French désintéressement .] Disinterestedness; impartiality; fairness. [ Obsolete] Prior.
Disinterest Dis·in"ter·est p. adjective Disinterested.
The measures they shall walk by shall be disinterest and even. Jer. Taylor.
Disinterest Dis·in"ter·est noun 1. What is contrary to interest or advantage; disadvantage. [ Obsolete] Glanvill. 2. Indifference to profit; want of regard to private advantage; disinterestedness. [ Obsolete] Johnson.
Disinterest Dis·in"ter·est transitive verb To divest of interest or interested motives. [ Obsolete] Feltham.
Disinterested Dis·in"ter·est·ed adjective
[ Confer Disinteressed
.] Not influenced by regard to personal interest or advantage; free from selfish motive; having no relation of interest or feeling; not biased or prejudiced; as, a disinterested decision or judge.
The happiness of disinterested sacrifices. Channing. Syn.
-- Unbiased; impartial; uninterested; indifferent.
Disinterestedly Dis·in"ter·est·ed·ly adverb In a disinterested manner; without bias or prejudice.
Disinterestedness Dis·in"ter·est·ed·ness noun The state or quality of being disinterested; impartiality.
That perfect disinterestedness and self- devotion of which man seems to be incapable, but which is sometimes found in woman. Macaulay.
Disinteresting Dis·in"ter·est·ing adjective Uninteresting. [ Obsolete] " Disinteresting passages." Bp. Warburton.
Disinterment Dis`in·ter"ment noun The act of disinterring, or taking out of the earth; exhumation.
Disinthrall Dis`in·thrall" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Disinthralled ; present participle & verbal noun Disinthralling .] [ Prefix dis- + inthrall . Confer Disenthrall .] To free from thralldom; to disenthrall. [ Written also disinthral .]
Disinthrallment Dis`in·thrall"ment noun A releasing from thralldom or slavery; disenthrallment. [ Written also disinthralment .]
Disintricate Dis·in"tri·cate transitive verb To disentangle. [ R.] "To disintricate the question." Sir W. Hamilton.
Disinure Dis`in·ure" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Disinured
; present participle & verbal noun Disinuring
.] [ Prefix dis-
.] To render unaccustomed or unfamiliar.
We are hindered and disinured . . . towards the true knowledge. Milton.
Disinvestiture Dis`in·ves"ti·ture noun The act of depriving of investiture. [ Obsolete] Ogilvie.
Disinvigorate Dis`in·vig"or·ate transitive verb To enervate; to weaken. [ R.] Sydney Smith.
Disinvolve Dis`in·volve" transitive verb To uncover; to unfold or unroll; to disentangle. [ R.] Dr. H. More.
Disjection Dis·jec"tion noun [ Latin disjicere , disjectum , to throw asunder, disperse; dis- + jacere to throw.] Destruction; dispersion. Bp. Horsley.
(dĭs*join") transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Disjoined
(-joind"); present participle & verbal noun Disjoining
.] [ Old French desjoindre
, French disjoindre
, from Latin disjungere
to join. See Join
, and confer Disjoint
.] To part; to disunite; to separate; to sunder.
That marriage, therefore, God himself disjoins . Milton.
Never let us lay down our arms against France, till we have utterly disjoined her from the Spanish monarchy. Addison.
Windmill Street consisted of disjoined houses. Pennant. Syn.
-- To disunite; separate; detach; sever; dissever; sunder; disconnect.
Disjoin Dis·join" intransitive verb To become separated; to part.
Disjoint Dis·joint" adjective [ Old French desjoint , past participle of desjoindre . See Disjoin .] Disjointed; unconnected; -- opposed to conjoint . Milton.
Disjoint Dis·joint" noun [ From Old French desjoint , past participle of desjoindre . See Disjoint , transitive verb ] Difficult situation; dilemma; strait. [ Obsolete] "I stand in such disjoint ." Chaucer.
Disjoint Dis·joint" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Disjointed
; present participle & verbal noun Disjointing
.] 1. To separate the joints of; to separate, as parts united by joints; to put out of joint; to force out of its socket; to dislocate; as, to disjoint limbs; to disjoint bones; to disjoint a fowl in carving.
Yet what could swords or poisons, racks or flame, Prior. 2. To separate at junctures or joints; to break where parts are united; to break in pieces; as, disjointed columns; to disjoint an edifice.
But mangle and disjoint the brittle frame?
Some half-ruined wall Longfellow. 3. To break the natural order and relations of; to make incoherent; as, a disjointed speech.
Disjointed and about to fall.
Disjoint Dis·joint" intransitive verb To fall in pieces. Shak.
Disjointed Dis·joint"ed adjective Separated at the joints; disconnected; incoherent. -- Dis*joint"ed*ly , adverb -- Dis*joint"ed*ness , noun
Disjointly Dis·joint"ly adverb In a disjointed state. Sandys.
Disjudication Dis·ju`di·ca"tion noun Judgment; discrimination. See Dijudication . [ Obsolete] Boyle.
Disjunct Dis·junct" (dĭs*jŭnkt") adjective [ Latin disjunctus , past participle of disjungere to disjoin. See Disjoin , and confer Disjoint .] 1. Disjoined; separated. [ R.] 2. (Zoology) Having the head, thorax, and abdomen separated by a deep constriction. Disjunct tetrachords (Mus.) , tetrachords so disposed to each other that the gravest note of the upper is one note higher than the acutest note of the other.
Disjunction Dis·junc"tion noun [ Latin disjunctio .] 1. The act of disjoining; disunion; separation; a parting; as, the disjunction of soul and body. 2. A disjunctive proposition. Coleridge.
Disjunctive Dis·junc"tive adjective [ Latin disjunctivus : confer French disjonctif .] 1. Tending to disjoin; separating; disjoining. 2. (Mus.) Pertaining to disjunct tetrachords. " Disjunctive notes." Moore (Encyc. of Music). Disjunctive conjunction (Gram.) , one connecting grammatically two words or clauses, expressing at the same time an opposition or separation inherent in the notions or thoughts; as, either , or , neither , nor , but , although , except , lest , etc. -- Disjunctive proposition , one in which the parts are connected by disjunctive conjunctions; as it is either day or night. -- Disjunctive syllogism (Logic) , one in which the major proposition is disjunctive ; as, the earth moves in a circle or an ellipse; but in does not move in a circle, therefore it moves in an ellipse.
Disjunctive Dis·junc"tive noun (a) (Gram.) A disjunctive conjunction. (b) (Logic) A disjunctive proposition.
Disjunctively Dis·junc"tive·ly adverb In a disjunctive manner; separately. Dr. H. More.
Disjuncture Dis·junc"ture noun The act of disjoining, or state of being disjoined; separation. Fuller.
[ Latin discus
, Greek di`skos
. See Dish
.] [ Written also disc
.] 1. A discus; a quoit.
Some whirl the disk , and some the javelin dart. Pope. 2. A flat, circular plate; as, a disk of metal or paper. 3. (Astron.) The circular figure of a celestial body, as seen projected of the heavens. 4. (Biol.) A circular structure either in plants or animals; as, a blood disk ; germinal disk , etc. 5. (Botany) (a) The whole surface of a leaf. (b) The central part of a radiate compound flower, as in sunflower. (c) A part of the receptacle enlarged or expanded under, or around, or even on top of, the pistil. 6. (Zoology) (a) The anterior surface or oral area of cœlenterate animals, as of sea anemones. (b) The lower side of the body of some invertebrates, especially when used for locomotion, when it is often called a creeping disk . (c) In owls, the space around the eyes. Disk engine
, a form of rotary steam engine.
-- Disk shell (Zoology)
, any species of Discina.
Disk clutch Disk clutch (Engineering) A friction clutch in which the gripping surfaces are disks or more or less resemble disks.
Diskindness Dis·kind"ness noun Unkindness; disservice. [ R.] A. Tucker.
Diskless Disk"less adjective Having no disk; appearing as a point and not expanded into a disk, as the image of a faint star in a telescope.
Dislade Dis·lade" transitive verb To unlade. [ Obsolete] Heywood.
Disleal Dis·leal" adjective [ See Disloyal , Leal .] Disloyal; perfidious. [ Obsolete] " Disleal knight." Spenser.
Disleave Dis·leave" transitive verb To deprive of leaves.
The cankerworms that annually that disleaved the elms. Lowell.
Dislike Dis·like" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Disliked
; present participle & verbal noun Disliking
.] 1. To regard with dislike or aversion; to disapprove; to disrelish.
Every nation dislikes an impost. Johnson. 2. To awaken dislike in; to displease.
Dislike Dis·like" noun 1. A feeling of positive and usually permanent aversion to something unpleasant, uncongenial, or offensive; disapprobation; repugnance; displeasure; disfavor; -- the opposite of liking or fondness .
God's grace . . . gives him continual dislike to sin. Hammond.
The hint malevolent, the look oblique, Hannah More.
The obvious satire, or implied dislike .
We have spoken of the dislike of these excellent women for Sheridan and Fox. J. Morley.
His dislike of a particular kind of sensational stories. A. W. Ward. 2. Discord; dissension.
[ Obsolete] Fairfax. Syn.
-- Distaste; disinclination; disapprobation; disfavor; disaffection; displeasure; disrelish; aversion; reluctance; repugnance; disgust; antipathy. -- Dislike
is the more general term, applicable to both persons and things and arising either from feeling or judgment. It may mean little more than want of positive liking; but antipathy
, and aversion
are more intense phases of dislike
denotes a fixed and habitual dislike; as, an aversion
to or for business. Reluctance
denote a mental strife or hostility something proposed ( repugnance
being the stronger); as, a reluctance
to make the necessary sacrifices, and a repugnance
to the submission required. Disgust
is repugnance either of taste or moral feeling; as, a disgust
at gross exhibitions of selfishness. Antipathy
is primarily an instinctive feeling of dislike of a thing, such as most persons feel for a snake. When used figuratively, it denotes a correspondent dislike for certain persons, modes of acting, etc. Men have an aversion
to what breaks in upon their habits; a reluctance
to what crosses their will; a disgust
at what offends their sensibilities; and are often governed by antipathies
for which they can give no good reason.
Dislikeful Dis·like"ful adjective Full of dislike; disaffected; malign; disagreeable. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Dislikelihood Dis·like"li·hood noun The want of likelihood; improbability. Sir W. Scott.
Disliken Dis·lik"en transitive verb To make unlike; to disguise. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Dislikeness Dis·like"ness noun Unlikeness. [ R.] Locke.
Disliker Dis·lik"er noun One who dislikes or disrelishes.
Dislimb Dis·limb" transitive verb To tear limb from limb; to dismember. [ Obsolete] Bailey.
Dislimn Dis·limn" transitive verb [ Prefix dis- + limn .] To efface, as a picture. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Dislink Dis·link" transitive verb To unlink; to disunite; to separate. [ R.] Tennyson.
Dislive Dis·live" transitive verb To deprive of life.
Telemachus dislived Amphimedon. Chapman.