Definition of dis- in English:

dis-

prefix

  • 1Expressing negation.

    ‘disadvantage’
    ‘disbelieve’
  • 2Denoting reversal or absence of an action or state.

    ‘diseconomy’
    ‘disaffirm’
  • 3Denoting removal of something.

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

    ‘disgruntled’

Origin

From Latin, sometimes via Old French des-.

Pronunciation

dis-

/dɪs/