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Grac'd for the little time he has to live: ous.] Unfair; meanly artful ; vitiously
subtle ; sly ; cunning ; illiberal; unHis rightful prize is ravish'd from his hands.
becoming a gentleman ; crafty. Dryden's Iliad,
"Tis disingenuous to accuse our age DISHOʻNOURABLE. adj. [from dishonour.]
Of idleness, who all our pow'rs engage 1. Shameful; reproachtul; ignominious.
In the sanie studies, the same course to hold, He did disbonourable find
Nor think our reason for new arts too old. Those articles which did our state decrease.
It was a disingenuous way of proceeding, to 2. Being in a state of neglect or dises oppose a judgment of charity concerning their teem.
church, to a judgment of reason concerning the He that is honoured in poverty, how much
nature of actions.
Stillingfieet. mare in riches ? and he that is disbonourable in There cannot be any thing so disingenuous and
riches, how much more in poverty? Eulus. misbecoming any rational creature, as not to Disho'NOURER. 1. s. [from dishonour.]
yield to plain reason, and the conviction of clear 1. One that treats another with indignity.
Locke. Preaching how meritorious with the gods
DISINGE'NUOUSLY, adv. (from disengeIt would be, to ensnare an irreligious
nuous.) In a disingenuous manner. Disbonourer of Dagon.
Milton. DisinGE'NUOUSNESS. n. s. [from disen2. A violator of chastity:
genuous.] Mean subtilty ; unfairness; To Disho'rn. v. a. (áis and horn.) To low cratt. strip of horns.
I might press them with the unreasonableWe 'll disborn the spirit,
ness, the disingenuousness, of embracing a profese And mock him home to Windsor. Sbaksp. sion to which their own hearts have an inward DISHU'MOUR, ». s. [dis and bumour.]
Government of the Tongue. Peevishness ; ill humour ; uneasy state Disinheʼrison. n. s. [dis and inherit.] of mind,
1. The act of cutting off from any hereSpeaking impatiently to servants, or any thing ditary succession; the act of disinhethat betrays inattention or disbumour, are also riting.
Spectator. DisimPRO'VEMENT. n. s. [dis and im
If he stood upon his own title of the house of
Lancaster, inherent in his person, he knew it provement,] Reduction from a better was a title condemned by parliament, and geneto a worse state; the contrary to me
rally prejudged, in the common opinion of the lioration; the contrary to improve
realm, that it tended directly to the disinberisor
of the line of York. Bacon's Henry VIL The final issue of the matter would be, an ut
The chief minister of the revenue was obliged ter neglect and disimprovement of the earth.
to prevent, and even oppose, such disinherison.
2. The state of being cut off from an height of improvement, while four parts in five
hereditary right. of the plantations, for thirty years past, have
In respect of the effects and evil
consequences, To Disinca CERATE. v. a. [dis and
the adultery of the woman is worse, as bringing
bastardy into a family, and Ji sinberisons or great incarcerate.] To set at liberty; to free to DISINHEʻrit. v.a. [dis and inherit.]
injuries to the lawful children. Taylor. The arsenical bodies being now coagulated,
To cut off from an hereditary right ; and kindled into flaming atoms, require dry and
to deprive of an inheritance, Warm air, to open the earth for to disincarcerate Is it then just with us to disinberit DISINCLINATION. n. s. [from disin
Davies. clixe.) Want of affection; slight; dis
Unmuffle, ye faint stars; and thou, fair moon, like; ill-will not heightened to aver
Stoop thy pale visage through an amber cloud,
And disinberit chaos that reigns here Disappointment gave him a disinclination to
In double night of darkness, and of slander. the fair sex, for whom he does not express all
Milton. Posterity stands curs'd! fair patrimony, Arbuthnot and Pope.
That I must leave ye, sons! O were I able
To waste it all myself, and leave ye none;
So disinberited, how would ye bless
Milton. They were careful to keep up the fears and
Of how fair a portion Adam disinherited his whole posterity by one single prevarication!
South. gun every day more implacably to hate, and fence perfection to che queen, whom they be To Disinte’r. v.a. [from dis and inter.]
To unbury; to take as out of the grave. Clarendon. The philosopher, the saint, or the hero, the
wise, the good, or the great man, very often lie hid and concealed in a plebeian, which a proper
education might have disinterred. Addison DISI'NTERESSED. adj. [dis and inte
resse, French. It is written disinterested
by those who derive it immediately Clarendon. from interest, and I think more pro
perly.] Void of regard to private ad
been real disimprovements.
the same venene bodies."
the respect possible. To DisINCLI'NE. v. a. [dis and incline.] fected; to alienate affection from. apprehensions in the people of dangers and designs, and to disincline them from any reve
consequently to disoblige. Disingenu'ITY. n.s. (from disingenuous.] Meanness of artifice ; unfair
They contract a habit of ill-nature and disingenuity necessary to their affairs, and the temper of those upon whom they are to work. Disinge’NUOUS. adj. [dis and ingenu.
Boyle on Colours.
vantage; not biassed by particular 3. To break in pieces ; to dilaniate.
Rotation must disperse in air
All things which on the rapid orb appear;
Dryden. It must disjoint and dissipate the whole. Blacksn. Disi’NTERESSMENT. 1. s. [dis and in
Should a barbarous Indian, who had never teressement, French.) Disregard to pri.
seen a palace or a ship, view the separate and
disjointed parts, he would be able to form but a vate advantage; disinterest; disinte
very lame and dark idea of either of those exrestedness. This word, like charges in cellent and useful inventions.
Watt, the same sentence, is merely Gallick. 4. To carve a fowl.
He has managed some of the charges of the 5. To make incoherent; to break the rekingdom with known ability, and laid them lation between the parts. down with entire disinteressment.
The constancy of your wit was not wont to
bring forth such úisjointed speeches. Sidney. DisI'NTEREST. N. . [dis and interest.) But now her grief has wrought her into frenzy; 1. What is contrary to one's wish or The images her troubled fancy forms prosperity; that wbich any one is con Are incoherent, wild; her words disjointed. cerned to prevent. They judge it the great disinterest to Rome.
To Disjoint, vin. To fall in pieces.
Glanvillc. Let both worlds disjoint, and all things suffer, 2. Indifference to profit; superiority to
Ere we will eat our meal in fear. Sbaksp. regards of private advantage.
Disjoi'nt. participle. [from the verb.) Disi'NTERESTED. adj. (from disinterest.]
Separated ; divided, We now write 3. Superiour to regard of private advan
Holding a weak supposal of our worth,
Our state to be disjoint and out of frame. Shaks.
. DIS JUDICA’TION. n.s. [dijudicatio, Lat. ) 2. Without any concern in an affair ; without fear or hope.
Judgment; determination : perhaps
only mistaken for dijudication. Disi'NTERESTEDLY. adv. [from disinte
The disposition of the organ is of great imrested.] In a disinterested manner.
portance in the disjudications we make of colours. Disi'NTERESTEDNESS. 11. s. [from disin
terested.] Contempt of private interest; DISJU'NCT, adj. [disjunctus, Lat.) Disneglect of personal profit.
joined ; separate. These expressions of selfishness and disinte- DisJU'NCTION. n. s. [from disjunctio, restedness have been used in a very loose and Lat.] Disunion ; separation ; parting. indeterminate manner.
Dict. There's no disjunction to be made, but by
Sbakspeare's Winter's Tale. To retract an invitation.
There is a great analogy between the body To Disjo'ın. v. a. (dejoindre, Fr. dis
natural and politic, in which the ecclesiastical or and join.] To separate; to part from
spiritual part justly supplies the part of the soul;
and the violent separation of this from the other, each other; to disunite ; to sunder. does as certainly infer death and dissolution, as
Never shall my harp thy praise the disjunction of the body and the soul in the Forget, nor from thy father's praise disjoin.
1. Incapable of union.
Such principles, whose atoms are of that disMilton.
junctive nature, as not to be united in a sufficient Happier for me, that all our hours assiyn'd
number to make a visible mass.
Grew. Together we had liv'd; ev'n not in death dis
2. That marks separation or opposition : join'd.
Dryden. as, I love bim, or fear bim.
There are such words as disjunctive conjunc-
. the Spanish monarchy.
Addison. 3. In logick.
A disjunctive proposition is when the parts are 1. To put out of joint.
opposed to one another by disjunctive particles: Be all their ligaments at once unbound, as, it is either day or night ; The weather is eitber And their disjointed bones to powder ground.
sbiny or rainy; Quantity is either length, brendtb,
Sandys. or depth. The truth of disjunctives depends on Yet what could swords or poison, racks or the necessary and immediate opposition of the flame,
parts, therefore only the last of these examples But mangle and disjoint the brittle frame? is true: but the two first are not strictly true; More fatal Henry's words; they murder Em
because twilight is a medium between day and ma's fame.
Prior. night; and dry cloudy weather is a medium bem 2. To break at junctures; to separate at
tween shining and raining, the part where there is a cemeni.
A disjunctive syllogism is when the major pro
position is disjunctive : as, the earth moves in a Mould'ring arches, and disjointed columns.
circle, or an ellipsis; but it does not move in a Irene.
circle, therefore it moves in an ellipsis. Waits.
DISLIKEFUL.adj. [dislike and full. [Dis
The players, and disgrace the poet too. Denbam. 4. To remove an army to other quarters.
DISJU'NCTIVELY. adv. [from disjunc people, and to put away the disliteful conceit of
the one and the other. Spenser's Ireland tive.) Distinctly; separately. What he observes of the numbers disjunctively
To DislikeN. v. a. (dis and liken.) and apart, reason suggests to be applicable to the To make unlike. Unusual., whole body united. Decay of Piety.
Muffle your face, DISK. n. s. [discus, Latin.)
Dismantle you; and, as you can, disliker 1. The face of the sun, or any planet, as
The truth of your own seeming. Shakse
DISLIKENESS. R. s. (dis and likeness.] it appears to the eye. The disk of Phæbus, when he climbs on high,
Dissimilitude ; not resemblance; unAppears at first but as a bloodshot eye. Dryden.
likeness. li is to be considered, that the rays, which are
That which is not designed to represent any equally refrangible, do fall upon a circle answer thing but itself, can never be capable of a wrong ing to the sun's disk.
Newton. representation, nor mislead us from the true ape Mercury's disk.
prehension of any thing by its dislikeness to it; Can scarce be caught by philosophic eye, and such, excepting those of substances, are all Lost in the near effulgence.
Locke 1. A broad piece of iron thrown in the Disliker. n. s. [from dislike.) A disancient sports; a quoit.
approver; one that is not pleased. The crystal of the eye, which in a fish is a There is a point, which whoever can touch, ball, in any land animal is a disk or bowl; being will never fail of pleasing a majority, so great hereby fitted for the clearer sight of the object. that the dislikers will be forced to fall in with
To DisliMB. v. a. [dis and limb. ] to Some whiri the disk, and some the jav'lin dart. dilaniate ; to tear limb from limb. Dict.
Pope. To Disli'MN. v. a, (dis and lima,] To DISKI'NDNESS. n. s. [dis and kindness.) 1. Want of kindness; want of affection ;
unpaint; to strike out of a picture. want of benevolence.
That which is now a horse, even with a thought
The rack dislimns, and makes it indistinct 2. Ill turn ; injury; act of malignity ; As water is in water.
Shal.p. To Di'S LOCATE. u. a. [dis and locus, This discourse is so far from doing any diskind
Latin.] aeli to the cause, that it does it a real service.
1. To put out of the proper place.
Woodward. Dis LíKE. a. s. [from the verb.]
After some time the strata on all sides of the 1. Disinclination; absence of affection;
globe were dislocated, and their situation varied,
being clevated in some places, and depressed in the contrary to fondness.
Woodward He then them took, and tempering goodly
2. To put out of joint; to disjoint, well
Were 't my fitness
To let thesc hands obey my boiling blood,
They're apt enough to distatate and tear
Thy flesh and bones. Sbakspeare's King Lear. Your dislikes
, to whom I would be pleasing, Do cloud my joys with danger and with sorrow.
1. The act of shifting the places of things. Sbakspeare.
2. The state of being displaced. God's grace, that principle of his new birth,
The posture of rocks, often leaning or pros
Hammond. Our likings or dislikes are founded rather upon
trate, shews that they had some dislocation from their natural site.
Burnet. Sorrow would have been as silent as thought,
L'Estr. 3. A luxation; a violent pressure of a 25 severe as philosophy. It would have rested in
bone out of the socket, or correspon
dent part; a joint put out. The jealous man is not angry if you dislike
I might go awry either within or without the another; but if you find those faults which are
upper, as often as it is forcibly pulled to it, and in his own character, you discover not only your
so cause a dislocation, or a strain.
Grew. -- Discord; dissension ; disagreement. 1. To remove from a place.
Addison. To Disco'dge. v, a. [dis and lodge.]
The shell-fish which are resident in the depths live and die there, and are never dislodged or re
moved by storms, nor cast upon the shores; Fairfax.
which the littorales usually are. Woodward. [dis and like.) 'To
2. To remove from a habitation, to regard without affec
These senses lost, behold a new defeat,
My sword can perfect what it has begun,
gives him continual dislike io sin. humour and fancy, than upon reason.
dilike of another, but of himself.
This sense is not now in use.
T. DISLIKE. v. a.
tion; to regard with ill-will or disgust,
What most he should dislike seems pleasant to What like, offensive. Sbakspeare's King Lear.
dislike, and so Whosoever dislikes the digressions, or grows Weary of them, may throw them away. Temple. affected ; malign. Not in use.
I think it best, by an union of manners, and iconformity of minds, to bring them to be die
The ladies have prevail'd,
Sbaksprare. To DiscoʻDGE. V, n. To go away to another place.
Soon as midnight brought on the dusky hour,
Friendliest to sleep, and silence, he resolvid
This is most strange! With all his legions to dislodge. Milton. That she, who ev'n but now was your best DISLO'YAL. adj. [desloyal, French; dis
object, and loyal.]
Dearest and best, should in this trice of time
Commit a thing so monstrous, to dismantle 1. Not true to allegiance; faithless ; false
So many folds of favour.
Sbakspeare to a sovereign; disobedient.
3. To strip a town of its outworks. Foul distrust, and breach
It is not sufficient to possess our own fort, Disloyal ; on the part of man, revolt
without the dismantling and demolishing of our And disobedience.
Hakewill 2. Dishonest; perfidious,
4. To break down any thing external. Such things, in a false disloyal knave,
His eyeballs, rooted out, arethrown toground; Are tricks of custom; but, in a man that's just, His nose dismantled in his mouth is found; They're cold delations working from the heart,
His jaws, cheeks, front, one undistinguish'd That passion cannot rule. Sbakspeare's Olbello.
wound. 3. Not true to the marriage-bed.
To Disma'sk. v.a. [dis and mask.) To The lady is disloyal. Disloyal! The word is too good to paint
divest of a mask; to uncover from out her wickedness.
concealment. Disloyal town!
Fair ladies mask'd are roses in the bud, Speak, didst not thou
Or angels veil'd in clouds; are roses blown, Forsake thy faith, and break thy nuptial yow ? Dismask'd, their damask sweet commixture
Shakspeare 4. False in love; not constant. The last The marquis thought best todismask his beard; three senses are now obsolete.
and told him that he was going covertly.
Wotton. DisLO'YALLY. adv. [from disloyal.] TO DISMA’Y. v.a. [desmayar, Spanish.)
Not faithfully; treacherously; disobe To terrify; to discourage ; to affright; diently.
to depress; to deject. DisLO'YALTY. n. s. [from disloyal.] Their mighty strokes their haberjeons disj. Want of fidelity to the sovereign.
Spenser. Let the truth of that religion I profess be re
Enemies would not be so troublesome to the presented to judgment, not in the disguises of western coasts, nor that country itself would be levity, schism, heresy, novelty, and disloyalty. so often dismayed with alarms as they have of late King Cbárles. years been.
Raleigb's Essays. 2. Want of fidelity in love. Obsolete. He will not fail thee; fear not, neither be disThere shall appear such seeming truths of
Dett. Hero's disloyalty, that jealousy shall be called
Nothing can make him remiss in the practice Sbakspeare.
of his duty; no prospect of interest can allure DI'SMAL. adj. [dies malus, Latin, an
him, no fear of danger dismay him.
Atterbury. evil day. ] Sorrowful; dire; horrid ;
DISMA’Y. n. s. [desmayo, Spanish.] Fall melancholy; uncomfortable ; unhappy ;
of courage ; terrour felt; desertion of dark.
mind; fear impressed. The thane of Cawder 'gan a dismal conflict.
All sate mute,
Pondering the danger with deep thoughts; and
each On all sides from innumerable tongues
other's countenance read his own dismay.
Milton. A dismal universal hiss.
Milton, Nor yet in horrid shade or dismal den,
This then, not minded in dismay, yet now
Assures me that the bitterness of death
Milton. The dismal situation waste and wild
DISMA'Yedness. n. s. [from dismay.] DeA dungeon horrible!
Milton, jection of courage ; dispiritedness. Such a variety of dismal accidents must have The valiantest feels inward dismayedness, and broken the spirits of any man. Clarendon. On the one hand set the most glittering temp
yet the fearfullest is ashamed fully to shew it.
Sidney. tations to discord, and on the other view the DI’SME. n. s. [French.] A tenth ; the dismal effects of it.
Decay of Piety.
part ; tithe. Dismal screams.
Since the first sword was drawn about this Di'SMALLY. adv. [from dismal.] Horri.'
Ev'ry tithe soul 'mongst many thousand dismes bly ; sorrowfully; uncomfortably.
Hath been as dear as Helen.
Sbakspeare. DI'sMALNESS, 1. s. [from dismal.] Horo The pope began to exercise his new rapines by
a compliance with king Edward, in granting him rour; sorrow. TO DISMA’NTLE. v.a. [dis and mantle.) To Dismeʼmber. v.a. [dis and member.)
two years disme from the clergy. 1. To deprive of a dress; to strip; to
To divide member from member; to denude. He that makes his prince despised and under
dilacerate ; to cut in pieces. valued, and beats him out of his subjects hearts,
I am with both, each army hath a hand;
And in their rage, I having hold of both, may easily strip him of his other garrisons, hay
They whirl asunder, and dismember me.
Shak. ing already dispossessed him of his strongest, by dismantling him of his honour, and seizing his
o, that we then could come by Cæsar's spirit, reputation.
And not dismember Cæsar! but, alas!
Cæsar must bleed for it. 2. To loose; to throw off a dress; to
A state can never arrive to its period in a
Sbakspeare throw open.
more deplorable crisis, than when some prince
1. To send away.
office or place.
DISOBEDIENCE. n. 5. (dis and obedience. ]
fies hovering, like a vulture, to devour or dismem Th' offence is holy that she hath committed; kar its dying carcass.
And this deceit loses the name of craft,
Of disobedience, or unduteous title. Sbaksp.
, can never survey an entire body of have a general notion antecedently to laws. truth, but must always view it as deformed and
Stilling fleet. dunenbered.
Watts. This is not disobediance, but rebellion; ’ris disTo DISMI'SS. v.a. (dimissus, Latin.] claiming the sovereignty of Christ, and renounce
ing all allegiance to his authority. Rogers. We commit thee thither
Why should the moon disown his sovereign 2. To give leave of departure. lfour young lülus be no more,
Why in a whirling eddy of her own
Around the globe terrestrial should she run; Dismiss our navy from your friendly shore.
This disobedience of the moon will prove 3. To discard ; to divest of an office.
The sun's bright orb does not the planets move.
Blackmore. Dismission. n. s. [from dimissio, Lat.] Disobedient. adj. [dis and obedient.] Dispatch; act of sending away. So pois'd, so gently she descends from high,
Not observant of lawful authority; It seems a soft dismission from the sky. Dryden.
guilty of the breach of lawful com2. An honourable discharge from any
mands, or prohibition.
The man of God was disobedient unto the Not only thou degrad'st them, or remit'st
word of the Lord.
1 Kings. To life obscure, which were a fáir dismission; To Disobe'y. v.a. [dis and obey.) To But throw'st them lower than thou didst exalt break commands, or transgress pro
Milton's Agonistes. 3. Deprivation ; obligation to leave any
hibitions. post or place.
She absolutely bade him, and he durst not
know how to disobey.
He's loth to disobey the god's command,
Nor willing to forsake this pleasant land.
Denbam. gage.] To redeem from mortgage.
DISOBLIGATION. n. s. [dis and obligaHe dimmortgaged the crown demesnes, and left tion.] Offence ; cause of disgust,
Howel's Vocal Forest. To Dismoʻunt. v.a. [dlemonter, French.]
If he receded from what he had promised, it 1. To throw off a horse.
would be such a disobligation to the prince that he would never forget it.
Clarendon From this flying steed unrein'd, as once
There can be no malice, and consequently no Bellerophon, though from a lower clime, Disetunted on th Aleian field I fall.
crime or disobligation.
L' Estrange Milton. TO DISOBLIGE, v.a. [dis and oblige.] any elevation or place
To offend; to disgust; to give offence 3. To throw a cannon from its carriage.
to. A term by which offence is tenThe Turks artillery, planted against that tower,
derly expressed was by the christian cannoneers dismounted with
Ashley had been removed from that charge, shot from the tower, and many of the gunners
and was thereby so much disobliged, that he quitted the king's party:
Those, though in highest place, who slight
and disobligge their friends, shall infallibly come When he came within sight of that prodigious
to know the value of them, by having none army at Agincourt, he ordered all his cavalry to
when they shall most need them.
South. dismount, and implore upon their knees a blessing.
It is in the power of more particular persons
in this kingdom, than in any other, to distress Addison's Freebolder. the government, when they are disobliged.
Addison's Freebolder. My plan has given offence to some gentlemen, whom it would not be very safe to disoblige.
Addison's Guardian. We love and esteem our clergy, and are apt to lay some weight upon their opinion, and would not willingly disoblige them.
Swift. If a woman suffers her lover to see she is lóth to disoblige him, let her beware of an encroacher.
Clarissa. DISOBLIGING. participial adj. [from
disoblige.] Disgusting; unpleasing ; ofSbakspeare's King Lear.
Peremptoriness can befit no form of understanding : it renders wise men disobliging and troublesome, and fools ridiculous and contempte
Government of the Tonyur. DISOBLIGINGLY. adv. [from disoblig
behind a mass of gold.
2. To throw from
To Dismo'unt. U. n.
2. To descend from any elevation.
turalize.] To alienate; to make alien; to deprive of the privileges of birth. Disnatured, adj
. [dis and nature.] Unnatural; wanting natural tenderness; devoid of natural affection. Unusual.
If she must teem,
1. Violation of lawful command or prohibition ; breach of duty due to sue periours.