ing.) In a disgusting or offensive man That this our court, infected with their manners, ner; without attention to please.

Shews like a riotous inn. Shakesp. King Lear. DISOBLIGINGNESS. n. s. [from disoblig- DISORDEREDNESS. H. s. [from disorder

ing.] Offensiveness ; readiness to dis ed.). Irregularity; want of order ; gust.

confusion. DisoʻRBED. adj. [dis and orb.] Thrown

Ethat disorderedness of the soldiers, a great out of the proper orbit.

advantage was offered unto the enemy. Knolles

. Fly like chidden Mercury from Jove,

DisO'RDERLY. adj. [from disorder.] Or like a star disorbid.


1. Confused; immethodical ; without DisoʻRDER. 1. s. [dis and order; desor.

proper distribution. dre, French.)

Those obsolete laws of Henry 1. were but disa J. Want of regular disposition; irregula

orderly, confused, and general things; rather

cases and shells of administration than institurity; confusion ; immethodical distri. tions.

Hale. bution.

2. Irregular; tumultuous. When I read an author of genius without They thought it the extremest of evils to put method, I fancy myself in a wood that abounds themselves at the mercy of those hungry and with many noble objects, rising among one ano disorderly people.

Bacon. ther in the greatest confusion and disorder.

His thoughts, which are the pictures and

Spectator. results of passions, are generally such as naturally 2. Tumult; disturbance; bustle.

arise from those disorderly motions of our spirits. A greater favour this disorder brought

Dryder. Unto her servants, than their awful thought

A disorderly multitude contending with the Durst entertain, when thus compellid they body of the legislature, is like a man in a fit prest

under the conduct of one in the fulness of his The yielding marble of her snowy breast.

health and strength.

Addison. Waller. 3. Neglect of rule, irregularity.

3. Lawless ; contrary to law; inordinate; From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part,

contrary to the rules of life ; vitious. And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art.

He reproved them for their disorderly assemPope.

blies against the peaceable people of the realms. 4. Breach of laws ; violation of standing DisoʻRDERLY. adv. [from disorder.}

Hayward. institutions. There reigned in all men blood, manslaughter,

1. Without rule; without method ; irredisquieting of good men, forgetfulness of good

gularly ; confusedly. turns, and disorder in marriages. Wisdorn

Naked savages fighting disorderly with stones, 5. Breach of that regularity in the animal

by appointment of their commanders, may truly

and absolutely be said to war. Raleigh. economy which causes health ; sick. ness; distemper. It is used commonly

2. Without law; inordinately.

We behaved not ourselves disorderly among for a slight disease.


2 Thessalonians. Pleasure and pain are only different constitu- DisoʻRDINATE. adj. [dis and ordinate.] tions of the mind, sometimes occasioned by disorder in the body, or sometimes by thoughts in

Not living by the rules of virtue ; in. the mind.


ordinate. 6. Discomposure of mind; turbulence of These not disordinate, yet causeless suffer passions.

The punishment of dissolute days.

Milton. To DisoʻRDER. v. a. [dis and order.]

DisoʻRDINATELY. adv. [from disordi1. To throw into confusion; to confound; DisoʻRIENTATED. adj. [dis and orient]

nate. ] Inordinately; vitiously: to put out of method; to disturb; to ruffle ; to confuse.

Turned from the east; turned from the Eve,

right direction; thrown out of the Not so repuls’d, with tears that ceas'd not flowing, proper place.

Harris. And tresses all disorder'd, at his feet

To Diso'wn. v. a. [dis and own.] Fell humble.

Milton. Yon disorder'd heap of ruin lies,

1. To deny, not to allow. Stones rent from stones, where clouds of dust

Then they, who brother's better claim disown, arise.


Expel their parents, and usurp the throne. The incursions of the Goths, and other barbarous nations, disordered the affairs of the Roman

2. To abnegate ; to renounce. empire.


When an author has publickly disowned 2. To make sick; to disturb the body :

spurious piece, they have disputed his name with

him. as, my dinner disorders me. 3. To discompose; to disturb the mind.

TO DISPA'ND. v.a. [dispando, Latin.) 4. To turn out of holy orders; to depose; DISPA'NSION. n. s. [from dispansus, Lat.}

To display; to spread abroad. to strip of ecclesiastical vestments. Let him be stript, and disordered; I would

The act of displaying; the act of fain see him walk in querpo, that the world may TO DISPA'RAGE.

spreading ; diffusion; dilatation. behold the inside of a friar,


via. [from dispar, DISO'RDERED, adj. [from disorder.] Dis

orderly; irregular; vitious;'loose ; unre 1. To marry any one to another of infestrained in behaviour ; debauched.

riour condition, Here do you keep a hundred knights and 2. To match unequally; to injure by

squires, Mert so disorder’d, so debatich'd and bola,

union with something inferiour in exe cellence.

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a disparagement

To injure by a comparison with soine 1. Inequality; difference in degree either thing of less value.

of rank or excellence.

Between Elihu and the rest of Jcb's familiars, 4. To treat with contempt; to mock; to Aout ; to reproach.

the greatest disparity was but it years. Hooker.

Among unequals, what society
Ahaz, his sottish conqueror, he drew

Can sort, what harmony or true delight!
Gad's altar to disparage and displace,

Which must be mutual in proportiin due
For one of Syrian mode. Milton's Paradise Lost.

Giv'n and receiv'd, but in dis; writy,
Thou durst nột thus disparagę glorious arms,

The one intense, the other still remiss,
Which greatest heroes have in battle worn,

Cannot well suit with either, but soon prove
Their ornament and safety. Milton's Agonistes.

Tedious alike.

Milton's Paradise Lost.
They will defy
That which they love most tenderly;

There was as great a disparity between the
Quarrel wich minc'd pies, and disparage.

practical dictates of the understanding, then Their best and dearest friend, plum-porridge.

and now, as there is between empire and advice, Hudibras. counsel and command.


Men ought not to associate and join themselves s. To bring reproach upon ; to be the

together in the same office, under a disparity of cause of disgrace.


Ayliffe's Parergon. How shall frail pen, with fear disparaged, Some members must preside, and others obey; Conceive such sovereign glory and great boun and a disparity in the outward condition is necestihed?

Spenser. sary to keep several ordersin mutual dependence His religion sat easily, naturally, and grace

on each other.

Rogers. fully upon him, without any of those forbidding 2. Dissimilitude ; unlikeness. appearances which sometimes disparage the actions of men sincerely pious.

To Dispark. v.a. [dis and park.]

DISPA'RAGEMENT. 2. s. [from dispa-

1. To throw open a park.

You have fed upon my scignories, 1. Injurious union or comparison with

Dispark'd my parks, and fell’d my forest woods.

Shakspeare. something of inferiour excellence. 2. To set at large ; to release from encloThey take it for a disparagement to sort themselves with any other than the enemies of the L'Estrange.

They were suppos'd 21 [In law.] Matching an heir in mar

By narrow wits to be inclos'd;

Till his free muse threw down the pale, riage under his or her degree, or against And did at once dispark them all. Wuller. decency.

Cowell. To DISPA'rt. v.a. [dis and part ; depar"You wrongfully do require Mopsa to so great

tir, French ; dispertior, Latin.) To dias to wed her father's servant.

vide in two; to separate ; to break; to

She was much affectionate to her own kindred,

burst; to rive.
which did stir great envy in the lords of the

The gate nor wood, nor of enduring brass, king's side, who counted her blood a disparage

But of more worth; substance framed was; went to be mingled with the king's.


Doubly disperted, it did lock and close, 3. Reproach ; disgrace ; indignity.

That when it locked none might through it pass Gentle knight,

That doth against the dead is hand uprear,

On either side
His honour stains with rancour and despight,

Disparted chaos overbuilt exclaim'd
gicat disparagement makes to his former

And with rebounding surge the bars assail'd, might.

That scorn'd his indignation.

Milton. In a commonwealth, much disparagement is


The rest to several places, occasioned, when able spirits, áttracted by a

Disparted, and between spun out the air. familiarity, are infamed with faction.

Milton. "Tis no disparagement to philosophy, that it can

Disparted Britain mourn'd their doubtful Reason is a weak, diminutive light compared


And dreaded both, when neither would obey. to revelation ; but it ought to be no disparage.


The pilgrim oft
Rely upon your beauty: 'twere a disparage-


At dead of night, ʼmíd his orison, hears,
Hent of that to talk of conditions, when you

Aghast, the voice of time disparting tow'rs.

Dyer. Southern's Innocent Adultery:

DISPA'SSION. n. s. [dis and passion.]

Freedom from mental perturbation ; exemption from passion.

What is called by the Stoicks apathy, or disa

passion, is called by the Scepticks índisturbance, Denkam.

by the Molenists quietisn, by common men The play was never intended for the stage; DISPASSIONATE. adj. [from dis and pas.

Temples pict, without disparagement to the author, could


sionate.] Cool ; calm ; impartial; moderate ; temperate : it was sometimes written dispassionated.

You have, as all dispassionated men may judge, fulfilled the poet's definition of madness.

Dr. Maine. Wise and dispassionate men thought he had been proceeded with very justly,

Clarendon. TO DISPE’L. v.a. [, Latin.] TO

drive by scattering; to dissipate.

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DISPA'RAGER. n.s. [from disparage.]

One that disgraces; one that treats with
indignily; one that contrives an un-
equal match.
DÍSPARATES. n.s. (disparata, Latin.]

Things so unlike that they cannot be
compared with each other.
DispA'RITY. *. (froni dispar, Latin.)


If the night

Those to whom Christ has committed the Have gather'd aught of evil, or conceald, dispensing of his gospel. Decay of Piety. Disperse it, as now light dispels the dark.

At length the muses stand restor'd again,

Milton. While you dispense the laws, and guide the state. When the spirit brings right into our minds,

Dryden. it dispels darkness: we see it, as we do that of To them but earth-born life they did dispense; the sun at noon, and need noţ the twilight of Tó us, for mutual aid, celestial sense. Tate. reason to shew it.

Locke. 2. To make up a medicine. DISPE'NCE. N. s. [dispence, French.) Ex. 3. To Dispense with. To excuse; to pence; cost; charge ; profusion.

grant dispensation for; to allow : beIt was a vault ybuilt for great dispence,

fore things. With many ranges rear'd along the wall,

To save a brother's life, And one great chimney, whose long funnel

Nature dispenses with the deed. Sbaksp. thence

How few kingdoms are there, wherein, by The smoke forth threw.

Fairy Queen.

dispensing with oaths, absolving subjects from TO DISPE'ND. via. [dispendo, Latin.)

allegiance, and cursing, or threatening to curse, To spend; to consume; to expend. as long as their curses were regarded, the popes

Of their commodities they were now scarce have not wrought innumerable mischiefs. able to dispend the third part. Spenser.

Raleigh. DISPE'NSARY. n. s. [from dispense.] The Rules of words may be dipensed with. Watts

. place where medicines are dispensed. 4. T. DISPENSE with : before persons.

To thee the lov'd dispens'ry I resign. Garth. To set free from an obligation. This DISPENSA’TION. ni's. (from dispensatio, construction seems ungrammatical. Latin.)

I could not dispense with myself from making a. Distribution ; the act of dealing out a voyage to Caprea.

Addisin on Italy. any thing.

5. TO DISPENSE with. To obtain a disThis perpetual circulation is constantly pro

pensation from; to come to agreement moted by a dispensation of water promiscuously

with. This structure is irregular, unand indifferently to all parts of the earth. less it be here supposed to mean,

Woodward's Natural History. as it may, to discount; to pay an equi2. The dealing of God with his crea vaient.

tures; method of providence; distri Hast thou not sworn allegiance unto me? tution of good and evil.

Caust thou disperse with heav'n for such an oath? God delights in the ministries of his own

Shakspeare choice, and the methods of grace, in the æco Dispe’NSE, n. 5. [from the verb.] Dis. pomy of heaven, and the dispensations of eternal

pensation ; exemption. Not in use. happiness. Taylor's Worthy Communicant. Neither are God's methods or intentions dif

Then reliques, beads,

Indulgences, dispenses, pardons, bulls, Serent in his dispensations to each private man.

The sport of winds.

Milton. Rogers. DISPE'NSER. 11. s. [from dispense.] One Do thou, my soul, the destin'd period wait, When God shall solve the dark decrees of fate;

that dispenses ; one that deals out any His now unequal dispensations clear,

thing; a distributer. And make all wise and beautiful appear.

The ministers of that household are the dise Tickel. pensers of that faith.

Spralt. 3. An exemption from some law; a per Those who stand before earthly princes, who mission to do something forbidden; an

are the dispensers of their favours, and conveyors allowance to cmit something com

of their will to others, challenge high honours. manded,


TO DISPE OPLE. v. a. [dis and people.] A dispensation was obtained to enable Dr.


To depopulate; to empty of people. DISPENSA'TOR. s. [Latin.] One

The Irish, banished into the mountains, where employed in dealing out any thing ; a

they lived only upon white meats, seeing their

lands so rispeopled and weakened, came down distributer.

into the plains.

Spenser. As her majesty hath made them dispensators

Conflagrations, and great droughts, do not of her favour towards her people, so it behoveth merely dispeople, but destroy.

Baconi. them to shew themselves equal distributors of the His heart exalts him in the harm

Bacon. Already done, to have dispeopled hear’n. Milton. DISPE'NSATORY. n. s. [from dispense.)

Kings, furious and severe, A book in which the composition of

Who claim'd the skies, dispeopled air and floods, medicines is described and directed ; in

The lonely lords of empty wilds and woods, the Greek, a Pharmacopeia.


Dispe’opler. n. s. [from dispeople.) A The description of the ointment is found in the chymical dispensatory.

Bacon's Nat. Hist.

depopulator ; a waster, A whole dispensatory was little enough to meet

Nor drain I ponds the golden carp to take; with and suffice to all their wants. Hammond.

Nor growle for pikes, dispeoplers of the lake. Our materia medica is large enough; and, to

Gaya look into our dispensatories, one would think no To Disperge. v. a. [dispergo, Latin.] disease incurable.

To sprinkle; to scatter.

Sbakspeare. T. DISPE'NSE. v. a. [despenser, Fr.] TO DISPEʻRSE. v. a. (dispersus, Latin.] 1. To deal out; to distribute.

1. To scatter; to drive to different parts. Those now, that were dispens'd

And I scattered them among the heathen, and The burden of many ages, on me light

they were dispersed through the countries. At once, by my ucku wledge.


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2. To Dissipate.

2. To put out of any state, condition,
Soldiers, disperse yourselves. Sbakspeare. office, trust, or dignity.
If the night

To displace any who are in, upon displeasure,
Have gather'd aught of evil or conceald,

is by all means to be avoided, unless there be a
Disperse it, as now light dispels the dark.

manifest cause for it.


Abdal, who commands 3. To deal about; to distribute.

The city, is the prince's friend, and therefore Being a king that loved wealth, he could not Must be displac'd, and thou shalt straight sucendure to have trade sick, nor any obstruction

ceed him.

Denbam. to continue in the gate vein which disperseth that A religion, established by God himself, blood.

Bacon. should not be displaced by any thing, under a Dispersedly. adv. [from dispersed.] demonstration of that divine power that first In a dispersed männer ; separately:

introduced it.

The exquisite wits of some few, peradventure,

One then may be displac'd, and one may reign; are able, dispersedly here and there, to find now

And want of merit render birthright vain. a word, and then a sentence, which may be

Dryden. mare probably suspected, than easily cleared, of 3. To disorder.

Hooker. You have displac'd the mirth, broke the good Those minerals are either found in grains,

meeting dispersedly intermixed with the corpuscles of

With most admir'd disorder.

Sbaksp. earth or sand, or else amassed into balls or no DISPLA'CENCY. n. s. [displicentia, Lat.)

Woodward. DISPERSEDNESS. n. s. [from dispersed.]

1. Incivility ; disobligation. The state of being dispersed; disper

2. Disgust; any thing unpleasing.

The displacencies that he receives, by the

consequences of his excess, far outweigh all that DISPERSENESS. n. s. [from disperse.] To Displa’nt. v.a. [dis and plant.]

Decay of Piety.
Thinness ; scatteredness.
The torrid parts of Africk are by Piso re-

1. To remove a plant.
sembled to a libbard's skin, the distance of whose 2. To drive a people from the place in
spots represent the disperseness of habitations or which they have fixed their residence.
town, in Africk.

Brerewoed. Dispe’R$er, n. s. [from disperse.) A

All those countries, which, lying near unto any mountains, or Irish desarts, had been planted.

with English, where shortly displanted and lost. Those who are pleased with defamatory libels,

Spenser. as to approve the authors and dispersers of

I may justly account new plantations to be them, are as guilty as if they had composed

the children of former kingdoms: I like a planSpectator.

tation in a pure soil; that is, where people are Dispe estos, n. s. (from dispersio, Lat.] DISPLANTATION. 1. s. (from dis and

Bacon. 1. The act of scattering or spreading. :. The state of being scattered.

plantatio. 1

1. The removal of a plant. After so mnany dispersions, and so many divi,


2. The ejection of a people.

The Edenites were garrisoned to resist the As-
syrians, whose displantation Senacherib vaunted

To DISPLA'Y. v. a. [desployer, Fr.]
to deject; to depress;

1. To spread wide. damp; to terrify; to intimidate; to

The northern wind his wings.did broad display
At his command, and reared him up light.

Fairy Queen

There he him found all carelessly display'd, The providence of God strikes not in with


In secret shadow from the sunny ray,

On a sweet bed of lilies softly laid. Fairy Queen.
2. To exhibit to the sight or mind.

You speak not like yourself, who ever yet

Have stood to charity, and display'd th' effects
Of disposition gentle.

Thou heav'n's alternate beauty canst display,
The blush of morning, and the milky way.

The works of nature, and the words of reve-

lation, display truth to mankind in characters so

visible, that those, who are not quite blind, may

The storm the dark Lycæan groves display'd,
And first to light expos'd the sacred shade.

Say how this instrument of love b

And 'in immortal strains display the fan. Goy.

3. To carve; to cut up.
He, carves, displays, and cuts up to a wonder.

4. To talk without restraint,

The very ie'low which of late,
Display'd so saucily a zainst your highness.
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Noah began from thence

his dispersior.

Рорг. Te Dispírit. v. a. (dis and spirit.]


1. To discourage;



fright; to strike with fear.
Certain it is, that the poor man appeared so

, that he spoke but few words after he
came upon the scaffold.
them, bue dashes, and even dispirits, all their
cadeavours, and makes their designs heartless and

Steady to my principles, and not dispirited with my afflictions, I have overcome all diffi

Dryderia Amidst all the honours that are paid him, he feels nothing in himself but a poor, weak, dispitried mortal, yielding to the laws of corruption.



constitution of the body: He has dispirited himself by a debauch, and drank away his good humour. 13:PRITEDNESS. n. s. [from dispirit.] Want of vigour ; want of vivacity: Displace. v. a. (dis and place.] To put out of place; to place in an



Have err'd, and by bad women been deluded. Milton. 3. Government ; management; conduct.

We shall get more true and clear knowledge by one rule, than by taking up principles, and

I am called off from public dissertations by *

5. To set ostentatiously to view,

You've shewn how much you my content They are all couched in a pit, with obscured

design; lights; which, at the very instant of our meet Yot, ah! would heav'n's displeasure pass like ing, they will at once display to the night.


Drydeni. Sbakspeare

Nothing is in itself so pernicious to comnuniDISPLA'Y. n. s. [from the verb.] · An ties of learned men, as the displeasure of their exhibition of any thing to view.


Addisong Our ennobled understandings take the wings 4. State of disgrace; state of being dis..! of the morning to visit the world above us, and countenanced ; disfavour. have a glorious display of the highest form of He went into Poland, being in displeasure with created excellencies. Glanville. the pope for overmuch familiarity.

Peacban. We can with the greatest coldness behold the To Disple'ASURE. v. a.' (from the stupendous displays of omnipotence, and be in

noun.] To displease; not to gain fa. transports at the puny essays of human skill.


vour ; not to win affection. A word DispleA'SANCE. n. s. (from displease.]

not elegant, nor now in use.

When the way of pleasuring or displeasuring Anger ; discontent. Obsolete.

lieth by the favourite, it is impossible any other Cordell said, she lov'd him as behov'd;

should be over great.

Bacon Whose simple answer, wanting colours fair TO DISPLODĚ. V. a. [displodo, Latin.) To paint it forth, him to displeasance mov'd.

To disperse with a loud noise; to vent Fairy Queen.

with violence. DISPLEASANT, adj. (from displease.] Stood rank'd of seraphim another row, Unpleasing ; offensive; unpleasant. In posture to displode their second tire

What to one is a most grateful odour, to 31 Of thunder. other is noxious and displeasant; and it were a DISPLOʻSION. n. s. [from displosus, Lat) misery to some to lie stretched on a bed of

Glanville's Seepsis,

The act of disploding; a sudden burst TO DISPLE’Ase. v. a. (dis and please.] Dispoʻkr. n. s. [dis and sport.] Play;

or dispersion with noise and violence. To offend ; to make angry: God was displeased with this thing. i Chron.

sport ; pastime ; diversion ; amuseTo DISPLE’ase. V. n. To disgust; to

ment; merriment. raise aversion.

She list not hear, but her disports pursued; Foul sights do rather displease, in that they

And ever bade him stay, till tíne the tide res newid.

Spensera excite the memory of foul things, than in the immediate objects; and therefore, in pictures,

His disports were ingenuous and manlike, those foul sights do not much offend.

whereby he always learned somewhat. Hayward

. Bacon.

She busied, heard the sound Your extreme fondness was perhaps as displeasing to God before, as now your extreme af.

Of rustling leaves; but minded not, as us’d, Hiction.


To such disport before her through the field, Sweet and stinking commonly serve our turn for these ideas, which, in effect, is little more than

TO DISPO'RT. v. a. [from the noun.] to call them pleasing or displeasing ; though the

To divert. A smell of a rose and violet, both sweet, are cer

He often, but attended with weak guard, tainly very distinct ideas.

Locke. Comes hunting this way to disport himself. Displeasingness. n. s. [from displeas- To Dispoʻrt. v. *.

Sbakspearl. ing.). Offensiveness ; quality of of.

To play; to toyi

to wanton. fending. It is a mistake to think that me

Fresh gales and gentle airs change the displeasingness or indifferency, that is

Whisper'd it to the woods, and from their wings in actions, into pleasure and desire, if they will

Flung rose, flung odours, from the spicy shrub do but what is in their power.


Locke. DISPLE'ASURE. n, s. [from displease.]

Loose to the winds their airy garments fiew; 1. Uneasiness; pain received.

The glitt'ring textures of the filmy dew

Dipt in the richest tincture of the skies, When good is proposed, its absence carries Where light disports in ever mingling dyes. displeasure or pain with it. Locke.

Pops 2. Offence ;, pain given.

DISPOʻSAL. *. s. [from dispose.) Now shall I be more blameless than the Philistines, though I do them a displeasure. Judges.

1. The act of disposing or regulating any 3. Anger ; indignation.

thing; regulation ; dispensation ; dis

tribution. True repentance may be wrought in the hearts of such as fear God, and yet incur his displea

Tax not divine disposal ; wisest men sure, the deserved effect whereof is eternal death.

He should beware that he did not provoke

2. The power of distribution; the right Solyman's heavy displeasure against him.

of bestowing;

Undoubtedly he will relent, and turn

the next in his disposal ?

Are not the blessings both of this world and From his displeasure.

Though the reciprocalness of the injury ought to allay the displeasure at it, yet men so much more consider what they suffer than what they thereby putting our minds into the disposals at do.

Decory of Piety.

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