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I shall do so;
The atheist can pretend no obligation of con- To DISQUA’NTITY. v. a. (dis and quanscience, why he should dispute against religion.
tity. To lessen ; to diminish. Not Tillotson.
used. Did not Paul and Barnabas dispute with vehe
Bé entreated mence about a very little point of conveniency?
Of fifty .o disquantity your train;
And the remainders, that shall still depend, To Dispu'te, v.a.
To be such men as may besought your age. 1. To contend for, whether by words or
Sbakspeare, action. Things were disputed before they came to be DisquľET. n. s. (dis and quiet.] Uneasi
ness; restlessness; want of tranquillity; determined: men afterwards were not to dispute any longer, but to obey.
vexation; disturbance; anxiety. So dispute the prize,
He that, upon a true principle, lives without As if you fought before Cydaria's eyes.
any disquiet of thought, may be said to be Dryden. happy.
L'Estrange One says the kingdom is his own: a Saxon
If we give way to our passions, we do but drinks the quart, and swears he'll dispute that
gratify ourselves for the present, in order to our with him.
tuture disquiet. 2. To question ; to reason about.
I had rather live in Ireland than under the Now I am sent, and am not to dispute
frequent disquicts of hearing you are out of My prince's orders, but to execute.
Swift. Dryden. 3. To discuss; to think on. Not in use.
Disqui'et. adj. Unquiet; uneasy ; reste Dispute it like a man.
I pray you, husband, be not so disquiet; But I must also feel it as a man. Sbaksp. The meat was well if you were so content. Dispu'te. n. s. [from the verb.] Con
Sbakspeare. test; controversy; argumental conten- To Disquiet. v. a. [from the noun.] tion.
Todisturb; to make'uneasy; to harass ; The question being about a fact, it is begging to vex; to fret; to deprive of tran. it , to bring as a proof an hypothesis which is the very thing in dispute.
The proud Roman him disquieted. F.Queen. plants thrive and flourish in it, and animals live:
Why art thou so vexed, O‘my soul? and why this is matter of fact, and beyond all dispute.
art thou so disquicted within me? Psalms.
By anger and impatience the mind is disquieted,
Duppan disputed; uncontrovertible.
Dict. Thou, happy creature, art secure
From all the forments we endure !
Despair, ambition, jealousy,
Lost friends, nor love, disquiets thee. Roscom
disturber ; a harasser.
even by disputers Without rest; anxiously; uneasily i
without calmness. DISQUALIFICA’TION. n. s. [from dis
Treachery, and all ruinous disorders, follow qualify.] That which disqualifies; that
us disquietly to our graves.
Shaksp. He rested disquietly that night; but in the
morning I found him calm. Wiseman It is recorded as a sufficient disqualification of Disqui'erness. n. s. [from disquiet.} a wife, that, speaking of her husband, she said,
Uneasiness ; restlessness; anxiety; disa Spectator. turbance.
All otherwise, said he, I riches rede,
And deern them root of all disquietness. persons as shall confer benefices on un
Fairy Queen. worthy and disqualified persons, after a notice
Arius won to himself both followers and great defenders; whereupon much disquietness ensued.
Hooler erine of the power of presenting unto such Disguisetude. n.s. (from disquiet.] Un: Ayliffe's Parergon.
easiness; anxiety; distus bance; want of tranquillity.
Little happiness attends a great character,
and to a multitude of disquietudes the desire of it Swift.
subjects an ambitious mind. Addison's Spect.
"Tis the best preservative from all those teme Swift.
poral fears and disquietudes, which corrupt the enjoyment, and embitter the lives, of men.
Rogers, DISQUISITION. n. s. [disquisitio, Latin.) Examination ; disputative inquiry.
God hath reserved inany things to his own resolution, whose determinations we cannot hope
from flesh: but with reverence must suspend Swift, ulito dias great day, whose justice shall either
which makes unfit.
God forgive him To DisguA'LIFY. v. a. (dis and qualify.] 1. To make unfit ; to disable by some natural or legal impediment. Such
7. It has commonly for before the objec
I know no employment for which piety dis-
I mean my deafness.
some positive restriction ; to disable ;
condern our curiosity, or resolve our disa character; dishonour; want of repso quisitions.
tation. 'Tis indeed the proper place for this disqui
How studiously did they cast a slur upon the sitios concerning the antediluvian earth.
king's person, and bring his governing principios Woodrvard.
under a disrepute. The royal society had a good effect, as it DISRESPECT. n. s. [dis and respect.] In
Sasab. turned many of the greatest geniuses of that age to the disquisitions of natural knowledge.
civility; want of reverence; irreverence;
Aldison's Spectator. an act approaching to rudeness. The nature of animal diet may be discovered Any disrespect to acts of state, or to the perby taste and other sensible qualities, and some sons of statesmen, was in no time more penal. general rules, without particular disquisition upon
Clarendon. Arbuthnot. Aristotle writ a methodical discourse concernTo DiSRA’NK. v.a. [dis and rank.] To
ing these arts, chusing a certain benefit before the
Diet. degrade from his rank.
hazard that might accrue from the vaia disrespects of ignorant persons.
Wilkins. DISREGA'RD. n. s. (dis and regard.] Slight What is more usual to warriours than impanotice ; neglect; contempt.
tience of bearing the least affront or disrespect TO DISREGA'RD. v. a. [from the noun.]
Pope. To slight; to neglect ; to contemn.
DISRESPE'CTFUL. adj. [disrespect and Since we are to do good to the poor, to stran- full.] Irreverent ; uncivil. gers, to enemies, those whom nature is too apt to Disrespe'cTFULLY. adv. [from disremake us despise, disregard, or hate, then un- spectful.] Irreverently; uncivilly. doubtedly we are to do good to all. Spratt.
We cannot believe our posterity will think so Those fasts which Godhathdisregarded hither
disrespectfully of their great grandmothers, as to, he may regard for the time to come.
that they made themselves monstrous to appear Smalridge. amiable.
Addison's Spectator. Studious of good, man disregarded fame,
To Disro'BE. V. a. [dis and robe.] To And useful knowledge was his eldest aim.
undress; to uncover ; to strip. DISREGARDFUL. adj. [disregardand full.]
Thus when they had the witch disrobed quite,
And all her filthy feature open shown, Negligent; contemptuous.
They let her go at will, and wander ways unDISREGA'RDFULLY. adv. [from disre
Spenser. gardful.] Negligently; contemptu
Kill the villain straight, ously
Disrobe him of the matchless monument, Disre'LISH
Sbaks. n. s. [dis and relish.]
Thy father's triumph o'er the savages.
These two great peers were disrobed of their 1. Bad taste; nauseousness.
glory, the one by judgment, the other by vioOft they assay'd,
Wottek. Hunger and thirst constraining; drugg'd as oft With hacefullest disrelish, writh'd their jaws
Who will be prevailed with to disrobe himself
at once of all his old opinions, and pretences to With soot and cinders fillid.
knowledge and learning, and turn himself out 2. Dislike of the palate ; squeamishness. stark naked in quest afresh of new notions ? Bread or tobacco may be neglected, where
Locke. they are shewn not to be useful to health, be- Disru'ption. n. s. [disruptio, Latin.] cause of an indifferency or disrelish to them.
1. The act of breaking asunder.
This secures them from disruption which they TO DISREʼLISH. v. a. [from the noun.]
would be in danger of, upon a sudden stretch 1. To make nauseous ; to infect with an
Raj. unpleasant taste.
2. Breach ; rent; dilaceration. Fruits of taste to please
The agent which effected this disruption, and True appetite, and not disrelish thirst
dislocation of the strata, was seated within the Of nectarous draughts between, from milky earth.
Woodward. Milton. If raging winds invade the atmosphere, The same anxiety and solicitude that embit- Their force its curious texture cannot tear, tered the pursuit, disrelishes the fruition itself. Nor make disruption in the threads of air. Rogers.
Blackmore. 2. To want a taste of; to dislike.
DISSATISFA'CTION. n. s. [dis and satisThe world is become too busy for me: every body is so concerned for the publick, that all faction. The state of being dissatis. private enjoyments are lost, or disrelisbed. Pope. fied; discontent; want of something to DISREPUTATION. n. s. (dis and reputa- complete the wish. tion.]
He that changes his condition, out of impati
ence and dissatisfaction, when he has tried a new 1. Disgrace ; dishonour.
one, wishes for his old again.
L'Estrange I will tell you what was the course in the
The ambitious man has little happiness, but is happy days of queen Elizabeth, whom it is no
subject to much uneasiness and dissatisfaction. disreputation to follow.
Addison's Spectator, 2. Loss of reputation ; ignominy.
In vain we try to remedy the defects of our The king fearing lest that the bad success acquisition, by varying the object : the same might discourage his people, and bring disrepu- dissatisfaction pursues us through the circle of tation to himself, forbad any report to be made. created goods.
Rogersa Hayward. DISSATISFA'CTORINESS. n.s. (from disGluttony is not of so great disreputation
satisfactory.) Inability to give content. amongst men as drunkenness.
Taylor's Holy Living: DISSATISFA'ctory. adj. [from dissaDISREPU'TE. n. s. [dis and repute,]
tisfy.] Unable to give content.
Te Diss A’TISFY, V. a. [dis and satisfy. ] 1. To play the hypocrite ; to use false 1. To discontent; to displease.
professions; to wheedle. The advantages of life will not hold out to Ye dissembled in your hearts when ye sent me the length of desire; and, since they are not big unto the Lord your God, saying, Pray for us.. enough to satisfy, they should not be big enough
Feremiah to disatisfy.
Collier. I would dissemble with my nature, where 2. To fail to please; to offend by the My fortunes, and my friends, at stake, rewant of something requisite.
I should do so in honour. Shakspeare's Corial 1 still retain some of my notions, after your
Thy function too will varnish o'er our arts, lordship's having appeared dissatisfied with them.
And sanctity dissembling:
Rowe. Locke. TO DISSEʻCT. v. a. [disseco, Latin.]
2. Shakspeare uses it for fraudulent; uns. To cut in pieces. It is used chiefly of
I that am curtaild of this fair proportion, anatomical inquiries, made by separa- Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, tion of the parts of a imal bodies. Deform'd, unfinish'd.
disposition. We lose it in the moment we detect. Pope. Thou dost wrong me, thou dissembler, thou. 2. To divide and examine minutely.
Sbakspeare This paragraph, that has not one ingenuous
The French king, in the business of peace, word throughout, I have dissected for a sample.
was the greater dissembler of the two. Bacon.
Such an one, whose virtue forbiddeth him to
Atterbury. Disse'ction. n.s. [dissectio, Latin.]
be base and a dissembler, shall evermore hang under the wheel
Raleigh 1. The act of separating the parts of animal bodies; anatomy.
'The queen, with rage infiam'd,
Thus greets him: Thou dissembler, would'st She cut her up; but, upon the dissection,
thou fly found her just like other hens. L'Estrange Out of my arms by stealth?
Denban. I shall enter upon the dissection of a coquet's Men will trust no farther than they judge a heart, and cominunicate that curious piece of
person for sincerity fit to be trusted: a discovered anatomy.
Addison. dissembler can achieve nothing great and con2. Nice examination.
South. Such strict enquiries into nature, so true and
Disse ́MBLINGLY. adv. [from disserso perfect a dissection of human kind, is the ble.) With dissimulation; hypocritiwork of extraordinary diligence. Granville. Disse'lsin. n.s. (from disseisir, French.)
They might all have been either dissemblingly An unlawful dispossessing a man of his
spoken, or falsely reported of the equity of the land, tenenient, or other immoveable barbarous king.
Knolles. or incorporeal right.
Cowell. TO DISSEMINATE. v.a. [dissemino, TO DISSEʻIZE. v.a. [disseiser, French.]
Latin.) To scatter as seed; to sow; To dispossess ; to deprive. It is com
to spread every way. monly used of a legal act.
I uses are made of it many times in stirring He so disseized of his griping gross,
up seditions, rebellions, in disseminating of he The knight his thrilliant spear again assaya
resies, and infusing of prejudices. Hammond. la his brass-plated body to emboss. If a prince should give a man, besides his an
There is a nearly uniform and constant fire
or heat disseminated throughout the body of the cient patrimony which his family had been dis
werd. seized of, an additional estate, never before in
The Jews are indeed disseminated through all the possession of his ancestors, he could not be
the trading parts of the world. Addison said to re-establish lineal succession. Disse'ZOR. n. s. (from disseize.) He
By firmness of mind, and freedom of speech,
the gospel was disseminated at first, and muststii that dispossesses another.
Atterbury. To DISSE‘MBLE. v.a. (dissimulo, Lat.
DISSEMINA’TION. (disseminatió, semblance, dissemblance, and probably
Lat.] The act of scattering like seed; the act of sowing or spreading.
Though now at the greatest distance from the beginning of errour, yet we are almoft lost in its dissemination, whose ways are boundless, and confess no circumscription.
Brown. DISSEMINATOR. n. s. [disseminator,
Latin.] He that scatters; a scatterer ; Hayward. a sower; a spreader.
Men, vehemently thirsting after a nane in the world, hope to acquire it by being the dise
seminators of novel doctrines Decay of Piety. DISSE'NSION. n. s. [dissensio, Latin.]
Disagreement; strife; discord; contention ; difference ; quarrel ; breach oé union.
Friends now fast sworn,
Whose hours, whose bed, whose meal, whos Prior.
exercise, Are still together; who twine, as 'twere in love
dissembler, in old French.) 1. To hide under false appearance ; to
conceal; to pretend that not to be which really is.
She answered that her soul was God's; and touching her faith, as she could not change, so
she would noi dissemble it.
Your son Lucentio
To DissEMBLE. W.11.
Unseparable, shall within this hour,
They will admit of matter of fact, and agree On a dissension of a doit, break out
with dissenters in that; but differ only in assignTo bitterest enmity. şbakspeare's Coriol. ing of reasons.
Locke. Now join your hands, and with your hands 2. One who, for whatever reasons, re. your hearts,
fuses the communion of the English That no dissension hinder government. Sbaks. He appeased the dissension then arising about
Knolles. DISSERTA’TION, 1. s. [dissertatio, Lat.) Grown
A discourse ; a disquisition ; a treatise. In wealth and multitude, factious they grow;
Plutarch, in his dissertation upon the Poets, But first among the priests dissension springs. quotes an instance of Homer's judgment in
Milton. closing a ludicrous scene with decency and inDebates, dissensions, uproars are thy joy;
Broome on tbe Odyssey, Prook'd without offence, and practis'd to de- To Disse'rve. v. a. [dis and serve.] stroy.
Dryden. To do injury to; to mischief; to daDisse’NSIOUS. adj. [from dissension.]
mage ; to hurt ; to harm. Disposed to discord ; quarrelsome; Having never done the king the least service, factious; contentious.
he took the first opportunity to disserve him, Either in religion they have a dissensious head, and engaged against him from the beginning or in the commonwealth a factious head.
of the rebellion.
Clarendon. Ascham Desires of things of this world, by their ten Who are they that complain unto the king, dency, promote or disserve our interest in anThat I am stern? They love his grace but
DISSE'RVICE. r. s. [dis and service.] InThat fill his ears with such dissensious rumours. jury ; mischief ; ill turn.
We shall rather perform good offices unto
truth, than any disservice unto relaters who have That, rubbing the poor itch of your opinion, well deserved.
Brown. Make yourselves scabs.
Sbakspeare. Great sicknesses make a sensible alteration, TO DISSE'NT. v.n. [dissentio, Latin.] but smaller indispositions do a proportionable 3. To disagree in opinion ; to think in a disservice.
Collier. contrary manner.
DisserviceABLE. adj.[from disservice. ] Let me not be any occasion to defraud the Injurious ; mischievous; hurtful. publick of what is best, by any morose or per- DissERVICE ABLENESS, n.s. (from disverse dissentings.
King Charles. What cruelty of heathens has not been match
serviceable.] Injury; harm; hurt; mis
chief; damage. ed by the inhumanity of dissenting christians ?
Decay of Piety.
All action being for some end, and not the There are many opinions in which multitudes end itself, its aptness to be commanded or forof men dissent from us, who are as good and wise
bidden, must be founded upon its serviceableness as ourselves.
or disserviceableness to some end. Norris. 2. To differ; to be of a contrary nature.
TO Disse TTLE. v. a. [dis and settle.] We see a general agreement in the secret opi- To unsettle ; to unfix. nion of men, that every man ought to embrace To Disse'ver. v. a. [dis and sever.
In the religion which is true, and to shun, as hurt- this word the particle dis makes no ful, whatever dissentetb from it, but that most which doth farthest dissent.
change in the signification, and there
fore the word, though supported by 3. To differ from the established church.
great authorities, ought to be ejected. How will dissenting brethren relish? What will malignants say?
from our language.) To part in two;
to break; to divide ; to sunder ; to seDISSE'NT. 1. s. [from the verb.)
parate; to disunite. 1. Disagreement; difference of opinion;
Shortly had the storm so dissevered the come declaration of difference of opinion. pany, which the day before had carried together,
In propositions, where, though the proofs in that most of them never met again, but were view are of most momeni, yet there are grounds swallowed up.
Sidney, to suspect that there is proof as considerable to The dissevering of fleets hath been the overbe produced on the contrary side ; their suspense throw of many actions.
Raleigh. or dissent are voluntary actions.
Locke. All downright rains dissever the violence of What could be the reason of this general dis- outrageous winds, and level the mountainous sent from the notion of the resurrection, seeing billows.
Raleigh, that almost all of them did believe the immor
Dissever yourunited strengths, tality of the soul?
Bentley's Sermons, And part your mingled colour once again. Shak, 8. Contrariety of nature; opposite quality.
The meeting points the sacred hair dissever
From the fair head, for ever and for ever. Pope,
Di'sSIDENCE: n. s. [dissideo, Latin.)
Dict. may hinder the incorporation, as well as the dise sent of the metals. Therefore where the men
Dissilience. n. s. [dissilio, Latin.) The strua are the same, and yet the incorporation act of starting asunder. followeth not, the dissent is in the metals
. Dissi’LIENT. adj. [dissiliens, Lat.] Start
Bacon. ing asunder; bursting in two. Disse’NTANEOUS. adj. [from dissent.) Dissili'TION. nos. [dissilio, Lat.). The Disagreeable; inconsistent; contrary.
act of bursting in two; the act of start, DISSE'NTER. n. s. [from dissent.]
ing different ways: 1. One that disagrees, or declares his The air having much room to receive motion, disagreement, from an opinion,
the dissilition of chat air was great, Boyle,
DISSIMILAR. adj. [dis and similar. ] Un- The circling mountains eddy in,
From the bare wild, the dissipated storin.
Tbomson Simple oil is reduced into dissimilar parts, and
2. To scatter the attention. yields a sweet oil, very differing from sallet oil.
Boyle. This slavery to his passions produced a life The light, whose rays are all alike refrangible, irregular and dissipated.
The wherry that contains
London. If the Auid be supposed to consist of heterogee DISSIPA ́TION. n. s. [dissipatio, Latin.) neous particles, we cannot conceive how those
1. The act of dispersion. dinimilar parts can have a like situation.
The effects of heat are most advanced when Bentley.
it worketh upon a body without loss or dissipaDISSIMILARITY. n. s. (from dissimilar.] tion of the matter.
Bacon. Unlikeness; dissimilitude.
Abraham was contemporary with Peleg, in
Milion. their centre; and the principle of dissimilarity, Where the earth contains nitre within it, if forcing him to repel them with infinite violence that heat which is continually streaming out of from him, must make them intinitely miserable. the earth be preserved, its dissipation prevented,
Cheyne. and the cold kept off by some building, this DISSIMILITUDE. . s.
[dissimilitudo, alone is ordinarily sufficient to raise up the nitre. Lat.] Unlikeness; want of resemblance.
Woodward. Thereupon grew marvellous dissimilitudes, and 3. Scattered attention. by reason thereof jealousies, heartburnings, jars,
I have begun two or three letters to you by and discords.
Hooker. snatches, and been prevented from finishing We doubt, whether the Lord, in different cir- them by a thousand avocations and dissipations, cumstances, did frame his people unto any utter
, either with Egyptians or any other To DissoʻCIATE. v. a. [dissocio, Latin.) nation.
To separate ; to disunite; to part.
In the dissociating action, even of the gentlest means whereby to worship God. Stilling fleet.
fire, upon a concrete, there perhaps vanish sume As human society is founded in the similitude
active and fugitive particles, whose presence was of some things, so it is promoted by some cer
requisite to contain the concrete under such a tain dissimilitudes.
Boyle. Women are curious observers of the likeness DissoʻLVABLE. adj. [from dissolve.] Caof children to parents, that they may, upon find
pable of dissolution; liable to be ing dissimilitude, have the pleasure of hinting un
melted. Pope's Odyssey, Notes. Such things as are not dissolvable by the moisDISSIMULA'TION. 1. s. [dissimulatis, Lat.)
ture of the tongue, act not upon the taste. The act of dissembling; hypocrisy ; Dissoluble. adj. [dissolubilis, Latin.
Newton fallacious appearance ; false pretensions. Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy; for
Capable of separation; having one part it asketh a strong wit, and a strong heart, to
separable from another by heat or know when to tell truth, and to do it. Bacon.
Nodules, reposed in cliffs amongst the earth,
being hard and not so dissoluble, are left behind. Milton.
Woodward's Natural History. Dissimulation may be taken for a bare concealment of one's mind; in which sense we com
DISSOLUBI’LITY. n. s. [from dissolubie.)
Liableness to suffer a disunion of parts to dissemble inSouth,
by heat or moisture; capacity of being dissolved.
Bodies seem to have an intrinsick principle of
alteration, or corruption, from the dissolubility of which under the earth is contained and' held
their parts, and the coalition of several particles in; but when it cometh to the air, it exhaleth.
endued with contrary and destructive qualities
each to others Hale's Origin of Mankind. ing of corpuscles which are extremely small and The parts of plants are very tender, as consist To DISSOʻLVE. v. a. [dissolvo, Latin.]
1. To destroy the form of any thing by
disuniting the parts with heat or mois-
pieces, and dissolved, at the deluge. Woodru. Woodward. 2. To break; to disunite in any manner. to quench
Seeing then that all these things shall be dis
solved, what manner of persons ought ye to be?: Ray
Into thin air diffus'd.
monly say, that it is prudence
light, and'therefore the more easily dissipable.
Woodward's Natural Hisiory. Te DISSIPATE. v.a. [dissipatus, Lat.) 1. To scatter every way; to disperse.
The heat at length grows so great, that it
It is covered with skin and hair,
which it brought.