Definition of dis- in English:

dis-

Pronunciation /dɪs/

prefix

  • 1Expressing negation.

    ‘dislike’
    • ‘disquiet’
  • 2Denoting reversal or absence of an action or state.

    ‘dishonor’
    • ‘disintegrate’
  • 3Denoting removal of the thing specified.

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

    ‘disgruntled’
    • ‘discombobulate’

Origin

From Latin, sometimes via Old French des-.