Found 158 articles starting with D:

dining - correct spelling

dining verb (present participle of the verb dine)Example: He was dining with friends when he heard the n...

dinner - correct spelling

dinner noun
Example: She came to our house for dinner....

Dinner vs. Diner

When words have several related meanings, you have to rely on context to parse the meaning of a sentence. Wh...

direct object

Action verbs come in two varieties: transitive and intransitive
. A transitive verb has the intrinsic ability to attach directly to a noun, and that noun is called the direct object...

direction - correct spelling

direction noun
Example: The ship sailed in a northern direction.Example: Parents must provide the proper ...

disappear - correct spelling

disappear verb
Example: The magician made his assistant disappear....

disappearance - correct spelling

disappearance noun
Example: Since her disappearance, the company lost its purpose and energy....

disappoint - correct spelling

disappoint verb
Example: These earnings will disappoint the shareholders....

disappointment - correct spelling

disappointment noun
Example: The loss was a major disappointment to his supporters....

disapproval - correct spelling

disapproval noun
Example: Her disapproval of his behavior was immediately apparent....

disapprove - correct spelling

disapprove verb
Example: The bank will disapprove the loan application. transitive verb
Example: ...

disastrous - correct spelling

disastrous adjective
Example: The financial results were disastrous, and the stock price plummeted....

discipline - correct spelling

discipline noun and verb
Example: The young mother will provide gentle discipline for her child. noun...

discomfit - vocabulary

discomfit - verb
Discomfit, to confuse, disconcert; to thwart, to frustrate the plans of, to foil. Whether the issue is birth control or global warming or clean air, this administration has alread...

discover - correct spelling

discover verb
Example: After we discover the culprit, we can alert the police....

Discreet vs. Discrete

The government’s discreet decision about the four discrete divisions caused a ...

Discreet vs. Discrete

It’s easy to mix up these two words; discreet and discrete, in English writing. They are a set of homophones...

discreet, discrete

To be discreet means to be “modest” or “prudent.”To be discrete means to be “obviously separate” or “distinct.” Discrete also has a specific meaning in mathematics ...

discriminate - correct spelling

discriminate verb and adjective
Example: The laws must not discriminate against people because of their race. ...

disease - correct spelling

disease noun
Example: His disease interfered with his work....

disenfranchise - vocabulary

disenfranchise - verb
To deprive of any right privilege or power; to deprive of voting rights. From the early indications, Americans are feeling enthusiastic about their constitutionally guaranteed right t...


Consider the following usage note on
:The meaning of disingenuous has been shifting about lately, as if people were unsure of its proper meaning. Generally, it me...

disingenuous - vocabulary

disingenuous See the discussion of ingenuous
Note: You may download the Grammar eBook ...

Disinterested vs. Uninterested

Alex brought her disinterested friend to solve the dispute between her and Adam who was uninterested in ...

disinterested, uninterested

To be disinterested means to be “impartial,” “free from bias,” or “indifferent.” A disinterested person has no stake in the outcome.To be uninterested means “having...

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