Meaning of dis- in English:

dis-

Pronunciation /dɪs/

See synonyms for dis-

prefix

  • 1Expressing negation.

    ‘disadvantage’
    • ‘disbelieve’
  • 2Denoting reversal or absence of an action or state.

    ‘diseconomy’
    • ‘disaffirm’
  • 3Denoting removal of something.

    • ‘disbud’
    1. 3.1Denoting separation.
      • ‘discarnate’
    2. 3.2Denoting expulsion.
      • ‘disbar’
  • 4Expressing completeness or intensification of an unpleasant or unattractive action.

    • ‘disgruntled’

Origin

From Latin, sometimes via Old French des-.