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Dissuasion

dɪˈsweɪʒ(ə)n

Meanings of Dissuasion:

noun

The action or process of trying to persuade someone not to take a particular course of action.

Usage examples:

No amount of dissuasion from his coach will convince him that he should wait

Dissuasions

dɪˈsweɪʒ(ə)n

Meanings of Dissuasions:

noun

The action or process of trying to persuade someone not to take a particular course of action.

Usage examples:

No amount of dissuasion from his coach will convince him that he should wait

Dissuasive

dɪˈsweɪ.sɪv

Meanings of Dissuasive:

adjective

Effective in persuading someone not to take a particular course of action.

Usage examples:

Dissuasive penalties for non-compliance

Meanings of Dissyllabic:

adjective

(of a word or metrical foot) consisting of two syllables.

Usage examples:

A disyllable or disyllabic word has two syllables, a trisyllable or trisyllabic word has three.

Dissyllable

dʌɪˈsɪləb(ə)l

Meanings of Dissyllable:

noun

Variant spelling of disyllable.

Meanings of Dissymmetry:

noun

Lack of symmetry.

Usage examples:

Possibly the most significative feature of these models is the very basic importance of dissymmetri…

Meanings of Dist:

abbreviation

Attorney.

Distaff

ˈdɪs.tɑːf

Meanings of Distaff:

noun

A stick or spindle on to which wool or flax is wound for spinning.

Usage examples:

Then she brought forth a sack of carded wool, and three distaffs, and brought this all over to wher…
adjective

Involving women; female

Usage examples:

Giro d'italia femminile is the distaff version of the famed cycling race., in 1948 joanna's grandmo…

Meanings of Distaffs:

noun

A stick or spindle on to which wool or flax is wound for spinning.

Usage examples:

Then she brought forth a sack of carded wool, and three distaffs, and brought this all over to wher…

Meanings of Distain:

noun

The feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one's consideration or respect.

Usage examples:

Her upper lip curled in disdain
verb

Consider to be unworthy of one's consideration.

Usage examples:

He disdained his patients as an inferior rabble

Distal

ˈdɪs.təl

Meanings of Distal:

adjective

Situated away from the centre of the body or from the point of attachment.

Usage examples:

The distal end of the tibia

Distally

ˈdɪs.təl.i

Meanings of Distally:

adverb

Away from the centre of the body or from the point where a bone or muscle is attached

Distance

ˈdɪs.təns

Meanings of Distance:

noun

The length of the space between two points.

Usage examples:

I cycled the short distance home
verb

Make (someone or something) far off or remote in position or nature.

Usage examples:

Her mother wished to distance her from the rough village children

Distanced

ˈdɪs.təns

Meanings of Distanced:

verb

Make (someone or something) far off or remote in position or nature.

Usage examples:

Her mother wished to distance her from the rough village children
noun

The length of the space between two points.

Usage examples:

I cycled the short distance home
phrasal verb

To become or seem less involved or connected with something

Usage examples:

The leader has recently distanced himself from the extremists in the party.

Distances

ˈdɪst(ə)ns

Meanings of Distances:

noun

The length of the space between two points.

Usage examples:

I cycled the short distance home
verb

Make (someone or something) far off or remote in position or nature.

Usage examples:

Her mother wished to distance her from the rough village children

Meanings of Distancing:

verb

Make (someone or something) far off or remote in position or nature.

Usage examples:

Her mother wished to distance her from the rough village children
noun

The length of the space between two points.

Usage examples:

I cycled the short distance home

Distant

ˈdɪs.tənt

Meanings of Distant:

adjective

Far away in space or time.

Usage examples:

Distant parts of the world

Distantly

ˈdɪs.tənt.li

Meanings of Distantly:

adverb

Far away.

Usage examples:

Distantly he heard shouts

Distaste

dɪsˈteɪst

Meanings of Distaste:

noun

Mild dislike or aversion.

Usage examples:

Harry nurtured a distaste for all things athletic

Meanings of Distasteful:

adjective

Causing dislike or aversion; disagreeable or unpleasant.

Usage examples:

He found such cynicism distasteful

Distastefully

dɪsˈteɪst.fəl.i

Meanings of Distastefully:

adverb

Feeling or showing distaste (= dislike) for something

Usage examples:

"i don't like that one," said betty distastefully., he eyed the armchair distastefully but sat down…

Meanings of Distastefulness:

noun

The quality of being unpleasant and unacceptable

Usage examples:

He commented on the distastefulness of holding the ceremony so close to the death of the king., we …

Meanings of Distemper:

noun

A viral disease of some animals, especially dogs, causing fever, coughing, and catarrh.

Usage examples:

For example, parvovirus, distemper and rabies are diseases that can be vaccinated against.
verb

Paint with distemper.

Usage examples:

They distempered the walls a brilliant blue

Meanings of Distempered:

adjective

Emotionally or psychologically disturbed.

Usage examples:

Her performance counterbalances his distempered beaumont
verb

Paint with distemper.

Usage examples:

They distempered the walls a brilliant blue

Distempering

dɪˈstɛmpə

Meanings of Distempering:

verb

Paint with distemper.

Usage examples:

They distempered the walls a brilliant blue
noun

A viral disease of some animals, especially dogs, causing fever, coughing, and catarrh.

Usage examples:

For example, parvovirus, distemper and rabies are diseases that can be vaccinated against.

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