- DEVOID Dictionary lookup
: Lacking in; not possessing - a speech devoid of even a trace of ill-will.
Antonyms: abounding, prevalent
- DEVOUT Dictionary lookup
: Devoted to religious observances - devout in his regularity of attendance at worship.
Synonyms: pious, religious
- DICTUM Dictionary lookup
: Art authoritative statement; a saying-an imperial dictum demanding instant compliance.
175. DIDACTIC: Designed to teach, imparting a lesson - a poem with a didactic purpose.
- DIFFIDENT Dictionary lookup
: Lacking in self-confidence- too diffident to lead a group.
Synonyms: shy, timid, reserved, reticent, retiring
Antonyms: forward, aggressive
- DILEMMA Dictionary lookup
: A situation calling for a choice between two equally difficult alternatives; hence, a difficult or perplexing situation - faced with a dilemma defying solution.
Synonyms:predicament, quandary, plight
- DILETTANTE Dictionary lookup
: One who dabbles in the fine arts for amusement only and without concentrated study - a doctor by profession, a dilettante in art.
- DISCONCERT Dictionary lookup
: To confuse; to embarrass - disconcerted by his suspicious stare.
Synonyms:perturb, discomfit, discompose, abash, disquiet, fluster
- DISCONSOLATE Dictionary lookup
: Depressed; without hope or possibility of consolation - made disconsolate by abject poverty.
- DISCOURSE Dictionary lookup
: To converse or talk; to discuss - discoursed at length on the rise of political parties.
182. DISCRETE: Separate - two discrete issues, totally unrelated.
183. DISCURSIVE: Rambling from one subject to another - a discursive letter, covering many topics.
- DISPARITY Dictionary lookup
(adj.: DISPARATE): Inequality; difference in image, quantity, character, or rank - great disparity between promise and performance.
185. DISPASSIONATE: Free from feeling or partiality - coldly dispassionate as the chairman of the meeting
- DISPATCH Dictionary lookup
(verb): To do speedily; to send off - dispatched with remarkable promptness.
(noun): A speedy performance; the sending off of something - done with all possible dispatch.
Synonyms: celerity, alacrity
- DISPEL Dictionary lookup
: To drive away; to scatter - dispelled a doubt that had lingered.
Synonyms:dissipate, disperse, diffuse
- DISSENT Dictionary lookup
(noun: DISSENSION): To disagree; to differ in opinion - He dissented violently, rejecting compromise.
189. DISSOLUTE: Living loosely; unrestrained in conduct or morals - his life wasted by dissolute conduct.
Synonyms:debauched, dissipated, profligate
- DISTRAUGHT Dictionary lookup
: Mentally distressed; distracted - distraught by trials and tribulations.
- DIVERSE Dictionary lookup
: (verb: DIVERSIFY; noun: DIVISIBILITY): Varied; different - two diverse characters; one candid, the other insincere.
- DOGMATIC Dictionary lookup
: Positive in expressing an opinion; asserting an opinion as though it were an undisputed fact - spoken dogmatically, as if the speaker considered himself infallible.
Synonyms: overbearing, opinionated, peremptory, dictatorial
- DOLOROUS Dictionary lookup
: Sorrowful; mournful - a dolorous song full of sorrow for past joys.
Synonyms: doleful, lugubrious, grievous
Antonyms: jocund, blithe, mirthful
- DYNAMIC Dictionary lookup
: Forceful - possessed dynamic energy, tireless and powerful.
Antonyms: static, inert, dormant, torpid, sluggish, quiescent