Dispersive Dis·pers"ive adjective Tending to disperse. Dispersive power (Opt.) , the relative effect of a material in separating the different rays of light by refraction, as when the substance is formed into a prism. -- Dis*pers"ive*ness , noun
Disperson'ate Dis·per"son'·ate transitive verb To deprive of personality or individuality.
We multiply; we dispersonate ourselves. Hare.
Dispirit Dis·pir"it transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Dispirited
; present participle & verbal noun Dispiriting
.] [ Prefix dis-
.] 1. To deprive of cheerful spirits; to depress the spirits of; to dishearten; to discourage.
Not dispirited with my afflictions. Dryden.
He has dispirited himself by a debauch. Collier. 2. To distill or infuse the spirit of.
[ Obsolete or R.]
This makes a man master of his learning, and dispirits the book into the scholar. Fuller. Syn.
-- To dishearten; discourage; deject; damp; depress; cast down; intimidate; daunt; cow.
Dispirited Dis·pir"it·ed adjective Depressed in spirits; disheartened; daunted. -- Dis*pir"it*ed*ly , adverb -- Dis*pir"it*ed , noun
Dispiritment Dis·pir"it·ment noun Depression of spirits; discouragement.
Procter, in evident distress and dispiritment , was waiting the slow conclusion of this. Carlyle.
Dispiteous Dis·pit"e·ous adjective [ Prefix dis- + piteous . Confer Despiteous .] Full of despite; cruel; spiteful; pitiless. Spenser. -- Dis*pit"e*ous*ly , adverb [ Obsolete]
Displace Dis·place" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Displaced
; present participle & verbal noun Displacing
.] [ Prefix dis-
: confer French déplacer
.] 1. To change the place of; to remove from the usual or proper place; to put out of place; to place in another situation; as, the books in the library are all displaced . 2. To crowd out; to take the place of.
Holland displaced Portugal as the mistress of those seas. London Times. 3. To remove from a state, office, dignity, or employment; to discharge; to depose; as, to displace an officer of the revenue. 4. To dislodge; to drive away; to banish.
You have displaced the mirth. Shak. Syn.
-- To disarrange; derange; dismiss; discard.
Displaceable Dis·place"a·ble adjective Capable of being displaced.
Displacement Dis·place"ment noun
[ Confer French déplacement
.] 1. The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place.
Unnecessary displacement of funds. A. Hamilton.
The displacement of the sun by parallax. Whewell. 2. The quantity of anything, as water, displaced by a floating body, as by a ship, the weight of the displaced liquid being equal to that of the displacing body. 3. (Chemistry) The process of extracting soluble substances from organic material and the like, whereby a quantity of saturated solvent is displaced , or removed, for another quantity of the solvent. Piston displacement (Mech.)
, the volume of the space swept through, or weight of steam, water, etc., displaced, in a given time, by the piston of a steam engine or pump.
Displacency Dis·pla"cen·cy noun [ Late Latin displacentia , for Latin displicentia , from displicere to displease; dis- + placere to please. See Displease , and confer Displeasance .] Want of complacency or gratification; envious displeasure; dislike. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.
Displacer Dis·pla"cer noun 1. One that displaces. 2. (Chemistry) The funnel part of the apparatus for solution by displacement.
Displant Dis·plant" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Di...planted
; present participle & verbal noun Displanting
.] [ Prefix dis-
: confer Old French desplanter
, French déplanter
.] 1. To remove (what is planted or fixed); to unsettle and take away; to displace; to root out; as, to displant inhabitants.
I did not think a look, Beau. & Fl. 2. To strip of what is planted or settled; as, to displant a country of inhabitants. Spenser.
Or a poor word or two, could have displanted
Such a fixed constancy.
Displantation Dis`plan·ta"tion noun The act of displanting; removal; displacement. Sir W. Raleigh.
Displat Dis·plat" transitive verb To untwist; to uncurl; to unplat. [ Obsolete] Hakewill.
Display Dis·play" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Displayed
; present participle & verbal noun Displaying
.] [ Middle English displaien
, Old French despleier
, French déployer
; prefix des-
) + pleier
, French ployer
, to fold, bend, Latin plicare
. See Ply
, and confer Deploy
.] 1. To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread.
The northern wind his wings did broad display . Spenser. 2. (Mil.) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line. Farrow. 3. To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the sight, or to the mind; to make manifest.
His statement . . . displays very clearly the actual condition of the army. Burke. 4. To make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to parade.
Proudly displaying the insignia of their order. Prescott. 5. (Print.) To make conspicuous by large or prominent type. 6. To discover; to descry.
And from his seat took pleasure to display Chapman. Syn.
The city so adorned with towers.
-- To exhibit; show; manifest; spread out; parade; expand; flaunt.
Display Dis·play" intransitive verb To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration. Shak.
Display Dis·play" noun 1. An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation.
Having witnessed displays of his power and grace. Trench. 2. Ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade.
He died, as erring man should die, Byron.
Without display , without parade.
Displayed Dis·played" adjective 1. Unfolded; expanded; exhibited conspicuously or ostentatiously. 2. (Her.) With wings expanded; -- said of a bird of pray, esp. an eagle. 3. (Print.) Set with lines of prominent type interspersed, to catch the eye.
Displayer Dis·play"er noun One who, or that which, displays.
Disple Dis"ple transitive verb To discipline; to correct.
And bitter Penance, with an iron whip, Spenser.
Was wont him once to disple every day.
Displeasance Dis·pleas"ance noun [ Old French desplaisance , French déplaisance . Confer Displacency .] Displeasure; discontent; annoyance. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Displeasant Dis·pleas"ant adjective [ Old French desplaisant , French déplaisant . See Displease .] Unpleasing; offensive; unpleasant. [ Obsolete] Speed. -- Dis*pleas"ant*ly , adverb [ Obsolete] Strype. -- Dis*pleas"ant*ness , noun [ Obsolete]
Displease Dis·please" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Displeased
; present participle & verbal noun Displeasing
.] [ Old French desplaisir
, whence French déplaisir
displeasure; prefix des-
) + plaisir
to please. See Please
, and confer Displeasure
.] 1. To make not pleased; to excite a feeling of disapprobation or dislike in; to be disagreeable to; to offend; to vex; -- often followed by with or at . It usually expresses less than to anger , vex , irritate , or provoke .
God was displeased with this thing. 1 Chron. xxi. 7.
Wilt thou be displeased at us forever? Psalms lxxxv. 5 (Bk. of Com. Prayer).
This virtuous plaster will displease J. Fletcher.
Your tender sides.
Adversity is so wholesome . . . why should we be displeased therewith? Barrow. 2. To fail to satisfy; to miss of.
I shall displease my ends else. Beau. & Fl. Syn.
-- To offend; disgust; vex; annoy; dissatisfy; chafe; anger; provoke; affront.
Displease Dis·please" intransitive verb To give displeasure or offense. [ Obsolete]
Displeasedly Dis·pleas"ed·ly adverb With displeasure. [ R.]
Displeasedness Dis·pleas"ed·ness noun Displeasure. [ R.] South.
Displeaser Dis·pleas"er noun One who displeases.
Displeasing Dis·pleas"ing adjective Causing displeasure or dissatisfaction; offensive; disagreeable. -- Dis*pleas"ing*ly , adverb -- Dis*pleas"ing*ness , noun Locke.
Displeasure Dis·pleas"ure noun
[ Prefix dis-
: confer Old French desplaisir
, French déplaisir
. Confer Displease
.] 1. The feeling of one who is displeased; irritation or uneasiness of the mind, occasioned by anything that counteracts desire or command, or which opposes justice or a sense of propriety; disapprobation; dislike; dissatisfaction; disfavor; indignation.
O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure . Ps. vi. 1.
Undoubtedly he will relent, and turn Milton. 2. That which displeases; cause of irritation or annoyance; offense; injury.
From his displeasure .
Hast thou delight to see a wretched man Shak. 3. State of disgrace or disfavor; disfavor.
Do outrage and displeasure to himself?
He went into Poland, being in displeasure with the pope for overmuch familiarity. Peacham. Syn.
-- Dissatisfaction; disapprobation; disfavor; distaste; dislike; anger; hate; aversion; indignation; offense.
Displeasure Dis·pleas"ure transitive verb To displease. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
Displenish Dis·plen"ish transitive verb To deprive or strip, as a house of furniture, or a barn of stock. [ Scot.]
Displicence, Displicency Dis"pli·cence, Dis"pli·cen·cy noun [ Latin displicentia . See Displacency .] Dislike; dissatisfaction; discontent. [ Obsolete] W. Montagu.
Displode Dis·plode" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Disploded
; present participle & verbal noun Disploding
.] [ Latin displodere
, to clap, strike, beat.] To discharge; to explode.
In posture to displode their second tire Milton.
Displode Dis·plode" intransitive verb To burst with a loud report; to explode. " Disploding engines." Young.
Displosion Dis·plo"sion noun Explosion.
The vast displosion dissipates the clouds. Young.
Displosive Dis·plo"sive adjective Explosive.
Displume Dis·plume" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Displumed
; present participle & verbal noun Displuming
.] [ Prefix dis-
: confer Old French desplumer
, French déplumer
.] To strip of, or as of, a plume, or plumes; to deprive of decoration; to dishonor; to degrade.
Displumed , degraded, and metamorphosed. Burke.
Dispoline Dis"po·line noun (Chemistry) One of several isomeric organic bases of the quinoline series of alkaloids.
Dispond Dis·pond" noun See Despond .
Dispondee Di·spon"dee noun [ Latin dispondeus , Greek ...; di- = di`s- twice + ... spondee.] (Gr. ... Lat. Pros.) A double spondee; a foot consisting of four long syllables.
Dispone Dis·pone" transitive verb
[ Latin disponere
. See Disposition
.] 1. (Her.) To dispose. 2. To dispose of. Chaucer. 3. (Scots Law) To make over, or convey, legally.
He has disponed . . . the whole estate. Sir W. Scott.
Disponee Dis`po·nee" noun (Scots Law) The person to whom any property is legally conveyed.
Disponer Dis·pon"er noun (Scots Law) One who legally transfers property from himself to another.
Disponge Dis·ponge" transitive verb
[ Prefix dis-
.] To sprinkle, as with water from a sponge.
[ Poetic & Rare] [ Written also dispunge
O sovereign mistress of true melancholy,
The poisonous damp of night disponge upon me
Dispope Dis·pope" transitive verb To refuse to consider as pope; to depose from the popedom.
One whom they disposed . Tennyson.
Disporous Di·spor"ous adjective [ Prefix di- + sporous .] (Biol.) Having two spores.
Disport Dis·port" noun [ Old French desport , deport . See Disport , intransitive verb , and confer Sport .] Play; sport; pastime; diversion; playfulness. Milton.
Disport Dis·port" intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Disported
; present participle & verbal noun Disporting
.] [ Old French se desporter
; prefix des-
) + French porter
to carry; orig. therefore, to carry one's self away from work, to go to amuse one's self. See Port
demeanor, and confer Sport
.] To play; to wanton; to move in gayety; to move lightly and without restraint; to amuse one's self.
Where light disports in ever mingling dyes. Pope.
Childe Harold basked him in the noontide sun, Byron.
Disporting there like any other fly.
Disport Dis·port" transitive verb
[ Old French desporter
. See Disport
, intransitive verb
] 1. To divert or amuse; to make merry.
They could disport themselves. Buckle. 2. To remove from a port; to carry away. Prynne.
Disportment Dis·port"ment noun Act of disporting; diversion; play. [ Obsolete] Dr. H. More.
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