Adjectives Beginning with D: A HUGE List with Examples and Definitions

Here, we present a list of 780 adjectives that start with D. Every word is accompanied with a definition. For most adjectives, we have also included an example sentence. The list is organized by the first two letters for easier usage. Enjoy!

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Adjectives Starting with DA (46 Words)

daciticRelating to or consisting of dacite. Hawkins volcanics is a green grey dacite or dacitic tuff.
dactylicOf or consisting of dactyls. Dactylic tetrameter is a metre in poetry.
daedalComplex and ingenious in design or function.
daftInformal or slang terms for mentally irregular. Daft punk approached the company with their visual concept for the shows.
dailyAppropriate for ordinary or routine occasions. The daily collegian is the largest daily college newspaper in new england.
daintyExcessively fastidious and easily disgusted. The range, named dainty doll, was released on 18 april 2008.
daisylikeResembling a daisy. These are erect daisylike annual herbs with dark glandular stems.
dalmatianOf or relating to dalmatia or its inhabitants. In particular it incorporated a portion of the dalmatian coast.
damagedBeing unjustly brought into disrepute. The others had been damaged irreparably.
damagingDesigned or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions. The effects of the outbreak were damaging.
damasceneOf or relating to or characteristic of damascus or its people. Haqqi al azm was born to the prominent damascene family of al azm.
damaskHaving a woven pattern. Brocade and damask are typically used to mean the same thing.
damnUsed as expletives. In truth, it was damn hot, but bearable to someone in good health.
damnableDeserving a curse. I’m the culprit behind this damnable article.
damnatoryUsed as expletives. The damn dog is leaping in the air.
damnedExpletives used informally as intensifiers. The determiner is pretty damn big clue.
damningExpletives used informally as intensifiers. It’s blunt and cuts to the heart of the point of this damn process.
dampSlightly wet. There are many creatures that live in the damp area.
dampishSlightly wet. There are many creatures that live in the damp area.
dandifiedAffecting extreme elegance in dress and manner. Classic hats appear pretentious and dandified.
dandyVery good. The dandy began in 1937 and the beano in 1938.
dandyishVery good. How the dandy rocks more than the beano.
dangerousInvolving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm. Radioactive cesium is dangerous.
dangerouslyCausing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm. He is a dangerous charlatan.
danishOf or relating to or characteristic of denmark or the danes or their language. It is the part of the danish crown regalia.
dankUnpleasantly cool and humid. All of course in the deep dark dank secret dungeons of nsa.
danteanOf or relating to dante alighieri or his writings.
dantesqueOf or relating to dante alighieri or his writings.
dapperMarked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners. They’re going to be dressed up really dapper and looking really handsome.
dappledHaving spots or patches of color. The mamluk utilized chiaroscuro and dappled light effects in their buildings.
daredevilPresumptuously daring. Natasha foiled his plan with the help of daredevil and the avengers.
daringDisposed to venture or take risks. Emma also describes herself as daring, stubborn and vivacious.
darkNot giving performances; closed. The black sun is the ultimate power of the dark element.
darkerNot giving performances; closed. The black sun is the ultimate power of the dark element.
darkishBrunet (used of hair or skin or eyes). Being in someone else’s prop wash in the dark of night was frightful.
darklingOccurring in the dark or night. Darkling glories are glories that serve destruction and evil.
darlingDearly loved. Darling is a term of endearment of anglo saxon origin.
darwinianOf or relating to charles darwin’s theory of organic evolution. The other concept is darwinian evolution.
dastardDespicably cowardly- f.d. roosevelt. Cover of the dastard by piers anthony.
dastardlyDespicably cowardly- f.d. roosevelt. They humiliated him which is a dastardly deed.
data-basedRelying on observation or experiment. The input data can be any random antipodal data.
datedMarked by features of the immediate and usually discounted past. The picture is very dated and not very flattering.
dauntingDiscouraging through fear. The hostility of some of the critics can be daunting.
dauntlessInvulnerable to fear or intimidation. His first name was revealed by a crew member on the h.m.s dauntless.
daylongLasting through an entire day. This daylong engagement at long range led to few casualties.
dazzlingShining intensely. The eclat of the party was dazzling.

Adjectives Starting with DE (259 Words)

deadVery tired. Dead leaves are likely to abscise.
dead-endLacking opportunities for development or advancement. He eviscerated the dead animal.
deadliestHaving a rapid course and violent effect. Eleven of the cases were the deadly inhalation type of anthrax.
deadlockedAt a complete standstill because of opposition of two unrelenting forces or factions. As such, this mediation is being marked as deadlocked.
deadlyExtremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom. Impassible mountains make deadly traps for the unwary.
deadpanDeliberately impassive in manner. She removed the wrapping with a deadpan look, and unfolded the scene.
deafUnwilling or refusing to pay heed. The character pretended to be deaf and mute.
deafenedCaused to hear poorly or not at all. Sean meets his parents and the boy that he deafened years before.
deafeningLoud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss. What is the sound of deafening silence
deaflyUnwilling or refusing to pay heed. At the start of the series, patsy had a deaf brother named paul.
dearWith or in a close or intimate relationship. A good diplomatist loves his dear country.
dearnessDearly loved. The near and dear ones were the victims of violence.
deathlessNever dying. Ok, this is not deathless prose here.
deathlikeHaving the physical appearance of death. In this way the deathlike character of thinking becomes lifelike again.
debatableCapable of being disproved. The exact dating of the work is still debatable.
debauchedUnrestrained by convention or morality. His increasingly debauched lifestyle was the cause of his growing debt.
debileLacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality.
debilitatedLacking strength or vigor. A violent fever followed for 14 days, leaving the victim weak and debilitated.
debilitatingImpairing the strength and vitality. A scar in the central visual field would be more debilitating.
debilitativeCausing debilitation.
debonairHaving a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air- frances g. patton- h.m.reynolds. He took over as editor in chief of debonair in 1974.
debonaireHaving a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air- frances g. patton- h.m.reynolds.
debonedHaving had the bones removed. Take out the chicken, deboned it and blend it into puree.
debonnaireHaving a sophisticated charm.
decadentMarked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay. Einstein has declared the law of gravitation outgrown and decadent.
decalescentAbsorbing heat without increase in temperature when heated beyond a certain point.
decapitatedHaving had the head cut off. Barzan was decapitated by the long drop.
decasyllabicHaving or characterized by or consisting of ten syllables. He would also sometimes recourse to the decasyllabic line and the folk lament.
decayedDamaged by decay; hence unsound and useless. The rest of the cemetery decayed.
deceasedDead. Unethical treatment of the deceased is unacceptable.
deceitfulIntended to deceive – s.t.coleridge. The result is a deceitful and manipulative article.
decentDecently clothed. The expurgated transcripts of his white house tapes shocked millions of his own good and decent supporters.
decentralisingTending away from a central point. That’s a ikiproject that needs decentralising.
deceptiveCausing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true. It says in the article that a deceptive cadence is in the parallel minor.
decidedRecognizable; marked. He decided to be a stenographer.
decidingHaving the power or quality of deciding. The deciding factor is the storage of the bacon.
deciduousBeing shed at the end of a period of growth. There are two deciduous stipules at the base of the leaves.
decimalNumbered or proceeding by tens; based on ten. It is part of the architecture of the decimal system.
decisiveForming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis. The moonlight was decisive to the outcome of the battle.
deckledHaving a rough edge; used of handmade paper or paper resembling handmade. Paper can have two types of deckled edge natural deckles or tear deckles.
declamatoryOstentatiously lofty in style. His voice was loud and he sang in a declamatory style.
declarativeRelating to the mood of verbs that is used simple in declarative statements. The american press rested its weight upon the simple declarative sentence.
declaratoryRelating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration. Thereupon, kent sued in the district court for declaratory relief.
declaredDeclared as fact; explicitly stated. They declared him as a contumacious bishop.
declassifiedHaving had security classification removed. No wonder the article was declassified.
declivitousSloping down rather steeply. In profile, propodeal spiracle along margin of declivitous face.
decolleteHaving a low-cut neckline. Most versions are cut off the shoulder with decollete necklines.
decompositionalCausing organic decay.
decompoundOf a compound leaf; consisting of divisions that are themselves compound.
deconsecratedDivested of consecration. It was deconsecrated and deprived of its decor in the 18th century.
deconstructionistOf or concerned with the philosophical theory of literature known as deconstructionism. He has written as a literary critic, a deconstructionist, and a philosopher.
decoratedProvided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction. It is decorated with a distinctive weathercock.
decorativeServing an esthetic rather than a useful purpose. The use of this image in the article is merely decorative.
decorousAccording with custom or propriety. While elphaba is spunky and brash, nessarose is reserved and decorous.
decrepitWorn and broken down by hard use. The facility grew decrepit over the next two decades.
decrescendoGradually decreasing in volume. The resultant configuration of this murmur is a crescendo decrescendo murmur.
decumbentLying down; in a position of comfort or rest. The stem is decumbent, creeping along the ground.
decurvedBent down or curved downward. Their bills are large, powerful and slightly decurved.
decussateCrossed or intersected in the form of an x. They decussate and participate in the formation of the medial lemniscus.
dedicatedSolemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose. The song is dedicated for her.
dedifferentiatedHaving experienced or undergone dedifferentiation or the loss of specialization in form or function.
deducibleCapable of being deduced. There just seemed to be a whole that was not deducible.
deductibleAcceptable as a deduction (especially as a tax deduction). Reimbursements of qualified claims are tax deductible for the employer.
deductiveRelating to logical deduction. The example is of abductive reasoning, not deductive reasoning.
deepRelatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply. His unpopularity is deep and indelible.
deep-laidSecretly and carefully planned. The goose that laid the golden eggs.
deep-rootedDeeply rooted; firmly fixed or held. But the meaning of the term is rooted in that precedent.
deep-seaOf or taking place in the deeper parts of the sea. The village lies in the deep valley.
deep-seatedDeeply rooted; firmly fixed or held. It is the deep prehistory of scotland.
deeperDifficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge. His unpopularity is deep and indelible.
deepestLarge in quantity or size. The result was an airplane with a wide, deep, and roomy fuselage.
defamatoryHarmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign. Not just a hoax, but a defamatory hoax.
defeasibleCapable of being annulled or voided or terminated. A mixture of strict and defeasible links i.e.
defeatedBeaten or overcome; not victorious. Sadistic returned and defeated the debuting voltage.
defectiveNot working properly. The system operated was defective.
defensibleCapable of being defended. The closure was defensible, but some more input should settle the matter.
defensiveIntended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack. Goodrich was the defensive mvp of the game.
deferentShowing deference. The deferent is a circle carrying the planet around the earth.
defervescentOf or relating to the reduction of a fever.
defiantBoldly resisting authority or an opposing force. The climax is a defiant call for the union to strike.
deficientFalling short of some prescribed norm. The polling commission critized deficient protection of the voters.
defiledMorally blemished; stained or impure. It has become a case of history defiled.
definedShowing clearly the outline or profile or boundary. The incidence of rupture is poorly defined.
definitePrecise; explicit and clearly defined. Definite trends are discernible in the analyses.
definitiveSupplying or being a final or conclusive settlement. The definitive diagnosis is dependent on electron microscopy.
defoliateDeprived of leaves. The leaf will become brittle and the plant will defoliate.
defoliatedDeprived of leaves. An infestation of the larvae can defoliate an oak tree.
deformationalRelating to or causing change in either shape or size of a material body or geometric figure.
deformedSo badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly. In those, the shape is deformed.
deftSkillful in physical movements; especially of the hands. He was known for his blistering pace, deft touches, and work at the breakdown.
defunctHaving ceased to exist or live. Laudable work and well within the aims of wikipedia, but apparently defunct.
defunctiveNo longer in force or use; inactive. The airline went defunct at the end of 1991.
degageFree and relaxed in manner- edmund wilson.
degenerateUnrestrained by convention or morality. The fate of the degenerate artists was varied, but harsh.
degenerativeUnrestrained by convention or morality. All of the cells within the blood clot degenerate and die.
degradedLowered in value. It is in the post war years that the walls degraded.
degradingUsed of conduct; characterized by dishonor. The count is there with the intention of degrading his wealth.
degressiveGradually decreasing in rate on sums below a certain amount.
dehiscentOpening spontaneously at maturity to release seeds. The fruit is a legume, indehiscent or tardily dehiscent.
dehumanisedDivested of human qualities or attributes. Despite its apparently dehumanised appearance, the trace of man is strong.
dehumanizedDivested of human qualities or attributes. I will not sit idly by when people are treated like shit and dehumanized.
deicticRelating to or characteristic of a word whose reference depends on the circumstances of its use. All of this contextual information can then be utilized to make the most appropriate resolutions of all the deictic references.
deificCharacterized by divine or godlike nature. The why, in that case, is that they want to appear superhuman and deific.
deistOf or relating to deism. A citation is asked for on the deist view of hell.
deisticOf or relating to deism. Perhaps deistic, but not theistic.
dejectedAffected or marked by low spirits. Hanna is left alone in the room, feeling dejected.
delayedNot as far along as normal in development. The judge delayed the execution.
delectableCapable of arousing desire. The sweets you gave me were most delectable.
deleteriousHarmful to living things. Not so the deleterious effect on production rates.
deliberateUnhurried and with care and dignity. The concept of deliberate intervention into the existing process.
deliberativeCarefully thought out in advance. The red link in the summary was not deliberate.
delibleCapable of being deleted.
delicateMarked by great skill especially in meticulous technique. But to be delicate seems akin to intemperance.
deliciousGreatly pleasing or entertaining. The delicious dishes expressed delectation.
delightedGreatly pleased. An audible murmer of approbation runs through that delighted throng
delightfulGreatly pleasing or entertaining. They were delightful when she enthused.
delineateRepresented accurately or precisely. The lead sentences are supposed to accurately delineate the context.
delineatedRepresented accurately or precisely. The three components delineate the process of turning money into capital.
delineativeRepresented accurately or precisely. The article is to delineate between orthodox and unorthodox medicine.
delinquentGuilty of a misdeed. Also posted in the disscusion section of the delinquent road hazards.
deliquescentBecoming liquid by absorbing moisture from the air. The people thought it is to be deliquescent.
deliriousExperiencing delirium. In the cave, lancelot finds merlin delirious and administers an elixir.
deliverableSuitable for or ready for delivery. The request for proposal is a tendering deliverable.
delphianOf or relating to delphi or to the oracles of apollo at delphi. Delphian is a progressive metal band from netherlands.
delphicObscurely prophetic. Delphic games of the modern era.
deltoidTriangular or suggesting a capital delta, with a point at the apex. The acromiodeltoid is the shortest of the deltoid muscles.
delusiveInappropriate to reality or facts. This section is highly delusive.
deluxeRich and superior in quality. It is included on the deluxe edition of the album.
demagogicCharacteristic of or resembling a demagogue. The demagogic gimmicks get ever more desperate and empty.
demagogicalCharacteristic of or resembling a demagogue. The choice of words here is demagogical.
demandingRequiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill. The program was intense and demanding.
dementedAffected with madness or insanity. I think that this article mention the demented cartoon movie.
democraticCharacterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality- george du maurier. Lau defends an assertive political platform in the democratic camp.
demodeOut of fashion.
demographicOf or relating to demography. He carried out the demographic resarch.
demoniacFrenzied as if possessed by a demon. Her fellow demoniac, sister louise capeau, was possessed until she died.
demoniacalFrenzied as if possessed by a demon.
demonicExtremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell. The blade of the phurba is used for the destruction of demonic powers.
demonstrableCapable of being demonstrated or proved- walter bagehot. He’s worked on improving the wiki in demonstrable ways.
demonstratedHaving been demonstrated or verified beyond doubt. They demonstrated the feasibility of the approach.
demonstrativeGiven to or marked by the open expression of emotion. Thanks for the contributions to the demonstrative evidence article.
demoralisedMade less hopeful or enthusiastic. England began to become demoralised and their fielding continued to deteriorate.
demoralisingDestructive of morale and self-reliance. The whole thing is very demoralising at times.
demosthenicOf or relating to demosthenes or his oratory.
demoticOf or written in or belonging to the form of modern greek based on colloquial use. The three scripts are hieroglyphic, demotic and greek.
demulcentHaving a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin. The demulcent was not enough to heal the pain.
demureAffectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way. The lady is playfully hesitant and artfully demure.
demythologisedHaving mythical elements removed.
demythologizedHaving mythical elements removed.
denaryContaining ten or ten parts.
denaturedChanged in nature or natural quality. The xanthine oxidase is not denatured.
denaturisedChanged in nature or natural quality.
denaturizedChanged in nature or natural quality.
dendriformResembling a tree in form and branching structure.
dendriticOf or relating to or resembling a dendrite. The dendritic region of ca3 is laminated.
dendroidResembling a tree in form and branching structure. The dendroid did not grow as fast as expected.
dendroidalResembling a tree in form and branching structure.
deniableCapable of being denied or contradicted. Some also provide plausible deniability with deniable encryption techniques.
denigrativeHarmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign.
denigratoryHarmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign. Secondly, none of the labels are meant to be denigratory or insulting.
denotativeIn accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term. There is no way to make language purely denotative.
denotiveHaving the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming.
denseHaving high relative density or specific gravity. The species inhabits the interior of dense forest.
dentalOf or relating to the teeth. The university offers doctoral degrees in the medical and dental fields.
dentateHaving toothlike projections in the margin. The outer lip is dentate and ridged within.
denticulateHaving a very finely toothed margin. The pinna apices are finely denticulate.
denudateWithout the natural or usual covering.
denumerableThat can be counted. The set of a circle is continuous hence bigger than any denumerable set.
denunciativeContaining warning of punishment.
denunciatoryContaining warning of punishment. I hope you can be as denunciatory of the block as the blocked.
dependableWorthy of being depended on. ‘fish and chips’ is really the only dependable shibboleth.
dependantBeing under the power or sovereignty of another or others. The definitive diagnosis is dependent on electron microscopy.
dependentRelying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed. He is too dependent on porters.
depilatoryAble to remove hair or render hairless. A nazirite is not allowed to use a chemical depilatory that will remove hair.
depilousCompletely hairless.
deplorableBringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure. I agree the current state of the article is deplorable.
depravedDeviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good. Clerics of karaan are savage and depraved.
deprecatoryTending to diminish or disparage. I agree that my comments can sound deprecatory.
depressantCapable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent. Ghb is a cns depressant used as an intoxicant.
depressedFilled with melancholy and despondency. I never been this much depressed so far.
deprivedMarked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences. The colonist is then deprived from food and the massoperedatchik.
derangedDriven insane. It helped to sell the idea of michael’s deranged psyche.
derelictWorn and broken down by hard use. In 1982 the remaining docks closed and the area became derelict.
derisiveAbusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule. It’s derisive and immature in my eyes.
derisoryIncongruous;inviting ridicule. The lse described the offer as derisory.
derivativeResulting from or employing derivation. The wraith language is a derivative of ancient.
dermalOf or relating to a cuticle or cuticula. Presumably the dermal concentration would be higher.
dermatologicOf or relating to or practicing dermatology. This book is widely recognized as the world’s leading dermatologic manual.
derogatoryExpressive of low opinion. The article is extremely derogatory, and the sources are partisan.
descendentGoing or coming down. He’s a descendent of zipangu too.
descendingComing down or downward. His ostensible purpose was to save the country from descending into chaos.
descriptiveDescribing the structure of a language. However here were the beginnings of descriptive botany and the modern flora.
desegratedRid of segregation; having had segregation ended. It’s holds the distinction of beong the first desegrated school in el paso.
desensitisingMaking less susceptible or sensitive to either physical or emotional stimuli. The idea was intended to mock the desensitising effect of mass media.
desensitizingMaking less susceptible or sensitive to either physical or emotional stimuli. A dentifrice composition and method for desensitizing teeth is disclosed.
desertedForsaken by owner or inhabitants. The father soon deserted the family.
deservedProperly deserved. You definately deserved the barnstar by the way.
deservingWorthy of being treated in a particular way (often used ironically). The subject matter is deserving of coverage.
desiccateLacking vitality or spirit; lifeless-c.j.rolo. In terms of humidity, the mites will desiccate at levels below 20%.
desiccatedLacking vitality or spirit; lifeless-c.j.rolo. The dry and desiccated tomb kings owe much to the myths of ancient egypt.
designateAppointed but not yet installed in office. The third letter is used to designate the stability of the atmosphere.
designativeAppointed but not yet installed in office. The blast tore a hole in the section designate for dignitaries.
designatorAppointed but not yet installed in office. The blast tore a hole in the section designate for dignitaries.
designatoryAppointed but not yet installed in office. The members of these assemblies would designate the voters of the cantons.
designedDone or made or performed with purpose and intent- havelock ellis. Ashbee designed jewellery and silver tableware.
desirableWorthy of being chosen especially as a spouse. There are situations under which malleability may be desirable.
desirousHaving or expressing desire for something. However, the child also became desirous for solid food.
deskboundRestricted to working in an office rather than in an active physical capacity.
desolateProviding no shelter or sustenance. The situation of leprosy patients in iran was more than desolate.
despairingArising from or marked by despair or loss of hope. Governor masson, despairing of his actions, committed suicide.
desperateFraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless- g.c.marshall. The condition of the farmer seemed desperate.
despicableMorally reprehensible. Such carelessness and imprecision in the written word is despicable.
despondentWithout or almost without hope. Parnassus becomes despondent over the impending loss of his daughter.
despoticBelonging to or having the characteristics of a despot. He became increasingly despotic during the last years of his regime.
destinedHeaded or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students’. He is destined to shine by any means.
destitutePoor enough to need help from others. Her father left the family penniless and destitute.
destroyedSpoiled or ruined or demolished. The attack destroyed the building.
destructibleEasily destroyed. Any destructible item that the option destroys doubles the points earned.
destructiveCausing destruction or much damage. The most destructive units in the game are ships.
desultoryMarked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose; jumping from one thing to another. Even then, rehearsals were desultory and reaction negative.
detachedLacking affection or warm feeling. It speaks of the yoga of equanimity, a detached outlook.
detailedDeveloped or executed with care and in minute detail- john buchan. It seems to be unnecessarily detailed and burdensome.
detectableCapable of being detected. The fuse is susceptible to overpressure and the mine is easily detectable.
detergentHaving cleansing power. The largest single use for zeolite is the global laundry detergent market.
determinableCapable of being determined or limited or fixed. The class of people must be limited and determinable.
determinantHaving the power or quality of deciding. Determinant of the metric tensor.
determinateSupplying or being a final or conclusive settlement. Backends are also used to determinate the available devices.
determinativeHaving the power or quality of deciding. Is the media coverage determinative as to the relevance of the polygamy
determinedHaving been learned or found or determined especially by investigation. The british people are determined and resolute.
deterministicAn inevitable consequence of antecedent sufficient causes. It is one of the most often used deterministic tests in practice.
deterrentTending to deter. The purpose of sanctions is deterrent, not punitive.
detersiveHaving cleansing power.
detestableOffensive to the mind. There is nothing ‘detestable’ about them.
detestedTreated with contempt. He didn’t disapprove of the idea, he detested it.
detrimentalCausing harm or injury. I think that is detrimental to the quality of the article.
deucedExpletives used informally as intensifiers.
deuteranopicInability to see the color green or to distinguish green and purplish-red. The normal is clearly red on the right while the deuteranopic isn’t.
devaluedLowered in value. Devalued paper currency in the international community.
devastatingPhysically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination. The impact upon the economy is devastating.
developedBeing changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more complete or more useful. The trombone developed from the trumpet.
developingRelating to societies in which capital needed to industrialize is in short supply. I was in the middle of developing the article.
developmentalOf or relating to or constituting development. The curriculum is taught through the developmental interactive approach.
deviantMarkedly different from an accepted norm. In the marvel universe, he is the head of the deviant race’s priesthood.
deviateMarkedly different from an accepted norm. Spelling is determinative and can deviate from the called word.
deviatoryMarkedly different from an accepted norm. Spelling is determinative and can deviate from the called word.
deviousDeviating from a straight course. It seems a little devious to subjugate either one to the other.
devoidCompletely wanting or lacking. Ashrams shall be devoid of the wicked and the deceits.
devotedDedicated exclusively to a purpose or use. The waltham museum is devoted solely to the history of the city.
devoutEarnest. He was affable to the godly and devout, formidable to the proud and negligent.
deweyanOf or relating to john dewey or his philosophy. A deweyan approach to thinking of technology.
dewyWet with dew. The ii remote will be utilized to control dewy and his surroundings.
dexterOn or starting from the wearer’s right. The inferior dexter simple quarterly.
dexterousSkillful in physical movements; especially of the hands. A dexterous recovery will lessen the penalty an extreme snowboarder can get.
dextralOf or on the right. The chert on the coast has developed a dextral shear.
dextrorotaryRotating to the right.
dextrorotatoryRotating to the right. It is the active dextrorotatory enantiomer of ibuprofen.
dextrorsalSpiraling upward from left to right.
dextrorseSpiraling upward from left to right.
dextrousSkillful in physical movements; especially of the hands. The man had dextrous skills.

Adjectives Starting with DI (275 Words)

diabaticInvolving a transfer of heat. Usually oneinvokes then the diabatic approximation.
diabeticSuffering from diabetes. See the diabetic hypoglycemia article.
diabolicShowing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil. Diabolic would be run and owned by gregg alan.
diabolicalShowing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil. Morgaine le fey is the ancient and diabolical sorceress of arthurian legends.
diachronicUsed of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time. Another dichotomy may be diachronic vs. synchronic.
diacriticCapable of distinguishing- s.f.nadel. Common usage is without the diacritic.
diacriticalCapable of distinguishing- s.f.nadel. They can only be ‘hispanized’ by the use of diacritical marks.
diadromousMigratory between fresh and salt waters. New zealand’s few wholly freshwater fishes are derived from diadromous species.
diagnosticConcerned with diagnosis; used for furthering diagnosis. Fiducial markers are also used in diagnostic medical process.
diagonalHaving an oblique or slanted direction. Diagonal bracing is used to prevent racking of the structure.
diagonalizableCapable of being transformed into a diagonal matrix. The logarithm of a non diagonalizable matrix.
diagrammaticalShown or represented by diagrams. A ‘graph’ is a diagrammatical illustration of a set of data.
dialecticOf or relating to or employing dialectic. I apologize for my circumlocutious prolixity and ambagious dialectic.
dialecticalOf or relating to or employing dialectic. Dialectical differences apparently involved differences in the rasm.
diamagneticRelating to or exhibiting diamagnetism; slightly repelled by a magnet. Boranes are all colourless and diamagnetic.
diamantineConsisting of diamonds or resembling diamonds.
diametricalRelated to or along a diameter. It seems completely diametrical to me.
dianoeticProceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition. The dianoetic are constancies always already at work in forms of being together.
diaphanousSo thin as to transmit light. It includes velcro strips, zippers and diaphanous inner material.
diaphoreticInducing perspiration. Sauco is used in traditional medicine as a diaphoretic, and for sore throats.
diaphysealRelating to the diaphysis of a bone. The diaphyseal bone, where the fracture occurs, is an area of poor blood supply.
diaphysialRelating to the diaphysis of a bone.
diarrhealOf or relating to diarrhea. It is used as an anti diarrheal medicine.
diarrheicOf or relating to diarrhea.
diarrheticOf or relating to diarrhea.
diarrhoealOf or relating to diarrhea. Solar disinfection of water for diarrhoeal prevention in southern india.
diarrhoeicOf or relating to diarrhea.
diarrhoeticOf or relating to diarrhea. Examples include paralytic, neurotoxic, and diarrhoetic shellfish poisoning.
diastolicOf or relating to a diastole or happening during a diastole. Effect of diastolic blood pressure.
diatomicOf or relating to a molecule made up of two atoms. The bond in a homonuclear diatomic molecule is non polar and covalent.
diatonicBased on or using the five tones and two semitones of the major or minor scales of western music. The diatonic genus is composed of tones and semitones.
diazoRelating to or containing diazonium. The hydrazone is oxidized by iodine into a diazo intermediate.
dicarboxylicContaining two carboxyls per molecule. Quinolinic acid is a dicarboxylic acid.
diceyOf uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk- new yorker. Dicey was fearless as she asked if she could do anything to help on the farm.
dichotomousDivided or dividing into two sharply distinguished parts or classifications. The second is a triangular, dichotomous appendage present near the apex.
dichromaticOf or relating to dichromatism. The term dichromatic is also used in this sense.
dickensianOf or like the novels of charles dickens (especially with regard to poor social and economic conditions). Like a dickensian country scene or robins on holly.
dickeyFaulty- john le carre. Dickey betts was becoming the group’s unofficial leader.
dickyFaulty- john le carre. British dicky seats are frequently for two people.
diclinousHaving pistils and stamens in separate flowers.
dicotyledonousHaving two cotyledons in the seed. The dicotyledonous woody xylem is also absent.
dictatorialOf or characteristic of a dictator. Encyclopedia britannica is closer to the dictatorial model.
dictyopteranOf or relating to or belonging to the order dictyoptera.
didacticInstructive (especially excessively). Does the author really understand the meaning of the work didactic
didacticalInstructive (especially excessively). Some of the iavnana lyrics are, however, of didactical or heroic character.
diestrousIn a period of sexual inactivity. Species that go into heat twice per year, such as most dogs, are diestrous.
diestrualIn a period of sexual inactivity.
dietaryOf or relating to the diet. Elsewhere the article uses the correct term dietary supplement.
dieteticalOf or relating to the diet.
differentDistinct or separate. These are the other statics about the population of the different towns.
differentiableCapable of being perceived as different. Every differentiable manifold is a topological manifold.
differentialInvolving or containing one or more derivatives. The cycloid satisfies the differential equation area.
differentiatedExhibiting biological specialization; adapted during development to a specific function or environment. The contents of the hand and arm are differentiated into discrete compartments.
difficultNot easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure. It faced difficult and unanticipated circumstances.
diffidentShowing modest reserve. Many historians have regarded him as indecisive and diffident.
diffuseSpread out; not concentrated in one place. In cloudy climates, diffuse light from the sky is the main source of lighting.
diffusedLacking conciseness. Generally, the smaller the cell is, the faster things diffuse.
diffusibleLacking conciseness. The contents then diffuse across the synapse to the post synaptic terminal.
diffusingSpread out; not concentrated in one place. The contents then diffuse across the synapse to the post synaptic terminal.
diffusiveLacking conciseness. The diffuse seedhead is often half the size of the entire plant.
digestibleCapable of being converted into assimilable condition in the alimentary canal. Edible without causing harm, but not digestible.
digestiveRelating to or having the power to cause or promote digestion. He has a digestive problem because his digestive system is corruptive.
dightedDressed or adorned (as for battle).
digitalRelating to or performed with the fingers. Charter on the preservation of the digital heritage.
digitateResembling a finger. Tentacles are digitate to simple.
digitigradeWalking on the toes with the posterior part of the foot raised (as cats, dogs, and horses do). Many are arboreal or semi arboreal, and the majority are digitigrade.
dignifiedHaving or showing self-esteem. The men dignified the prince.
digressiveOf superficial relevance if any. The full explanation is too digressive to include in the main article.
dilapidatedIn deplorable condition. Several of the dilapidated structures were demolished in the following decades.
dilatoryWasting time. The people were taking the dilatory moments.
dilettanteShowing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish. It was published by le dilettante in 2001.
dilettanteishShowing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish. He was thought to be a dilettante, a joke figure in politics.
dilettantishShowing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish. The club was previously known as ‘polisportiva dilettante comiso’.
diligentQuietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness. I will be diligent to adhere in the future.
diluteReduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity. It dissolves with effervescence in dilute nitric acid.
dilutedReduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity. It tends to dilute the reality of the situation.
diluvialOf or connected with a deluge. During that period there were at least five large scale diluvial events.
diluvianOf or connected with a deluge. It claims he reigned in sumer for 1,200 years as the first post diluvian king.
dimLacking in light; not bright or harsh. The sights grew dim with age.
dim-sightedHaving greatly reduced vision. Not the dim luster shown in the macro photos.
dimensionalHaving dimension–the quality or character or stature proper to a person- norman cousins. This property of multi dimensional spaces is referred to as sparsity.
dimensioningIndicating or determining size and position in space. Inch and metric scaling provides for dimensioning in either set of units.
diminishedImpaired by diminution. In the case of the diminished second, they coincide.
diminuendoGradually decreasing in volume. Note that the accent mark looks like a little diminuendo.
diminutivalVery small. The etymology of that particular diminutive is german.
diminutiveVery small. Jack is the diminutive form of the name john in english.
dimmedLacking in light; not bright or harsh. Oaf is a large dim witted person.
dimmerMade dim or less bright. An oaf is a large dim witted person.
dimorphicOccurring or existing in two different forms. The plumage is dimorphic between the sexes.
dimorphousOccurring or existing in two different forms. It is dimorphous with the isometric antimony oxide senarmontite.
dingyCausing dejection. However, the base is a discoloring dingy brownish red to ochraceous.
dinkySmall and insignificant. Dinky is a powerful psychic, also known as a breaker.
diocesanBelonging to or governing a diocese. This is the diocesan shield of the episcopal diocese of tennessee.
dioecianHaving male and female reproductive organs in separate plants or animals.
dioeciousHaving male and female reproductive organs in separate plants or animals. They are dioecious, and employ internal fertilisation.
dioestrousIn a period of sexual inactivity.
dioestrualIn a period of sexual inactivity.
dionysianOf or relating to or worshipping dionysus. So the synod was the meeting exclusively that of the dionysian party.
diploidOf a cell or organism having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number. Differences between haploid and diploid cells.
diplomaticRelating to or characteristic of diplomacy. He held the diplomatic rank of ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary.
diplomaticalUsing or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people.
dipolarHaving equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles having opposite signs and separated by a small distance. The magnetic field in this region is also mostly dipolar.
dipterousOf or relating to or belonging to the diptera. They is the only known dipterous predator of marine barnacles..
dipylonOf or relating to a gateway on the west of ancient athens. As for the dipylon inscription, that is simply beyond ridiculous.
direFraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless- g.c.marshall. By the end of 1918, the situation for the ukrainian national republic was dire.
directStraightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action. One is direct, and the the other is indirect.
directedLacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact. The lords have direct fealty from the common born.
directingDirect in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short. This stipulation is in direct contradiction to the license.
directionlessAimlessly drifting. It’s a bit directionless, is all.
directiveShowing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on. Ireland had failed to transpose a directive on on farm projects.
direfulCausing fear or dread or terror. The first couple of years will be direful, of course.
dirigibleCapable of being steered or directed. He flew in a semi rigid frame dirigible.
dirtNot leveled or drained; unsuitable for all year travel. The presence of the dirt is therefore important.
dirtierUnethical or dishonest. The beggar is dirty and slovenly.
dirtiestObtained illegally or by improper means. The beggar is dirty and slovenly.
dirtyCharacterized by obscenity or indecency. The clothes is seamy and dirty.
disabledIncapable of functioning as a consequence of injury or illness. The intercom was disabled due to the fire.
disadvantagedMarked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences. Its objective is to protect the rights of disadvantaged workers.
disaffectedDiscontented as toward authority. Players generally take the role of disaffected government agents.
disagreeableNot agreeing with your tastes or expectations. The flower has a disagreeable scent.
disappointedDisappointingly unsuccessful. The members were disappointed and disillusioned.
disappointingNot up to expectations. However, the contribution of content to the main space is disappointing.
disapprovingExpressing or manifesting disapproval. Disapproving of a website on the internet is hardly that.
disarrangedHaving the arrangement disturbed; not in order. On top of that, the layout of the page was clearly disarranged.
disarrayedIn disarray. This debate has, somewhat like the article itself, become a little disarrayed.
disastrousHaving extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin. He meddles in the affairs of a strange family, producing disastrous results.
discalceateBarefoot or wearing only sandals.
discalcedBarefoot or wearing only sandals. The order is also discalced in character.
discardedThrown away. The rest of the matrix is discarded.
discernablePerceptible by the senses or intellect. The change in image size is not discernable.
discernibleCapable of being perceived clearly. The course of the original connection towards luton is also discernible.
discerningAble to make or detect effects of great subtlety; sensitive. That is the importance of discerning and documenting.
disciformHaving a round or oval shape like a disc.
disciplinaryRelating to a specific field of academic study. I’ve added the goalscoring and started the disciplinary records.
disciplinedObeying the rules. The new force was both professional and disciplined.
disclikeHaving a flat circular shape.
disclosedMade known (especially something secret or concealed). A tool for isothermal forging is disclosed.
discoidHaving a flat circular shape. Body discoid to oval with the anterodorsal slighthly convex.
discoidalHaving a flat circular shape. You may also be looking for the discoidal ediacaran fossil ‘ediacaria’.
discombobulatedHaving self-possession upset; thrown into confusion- It makes the whole section seem discombobulated.
discomposedHaving your composure disturbed. Dramatic explanations will be discomposed immediately.
discomycetousRelating to or characteristic of fungi of the subclass discomycetes.
disconcertedHaving self-possession upset; thrown into confusion- The result disconcerted the people.
disconfirmingNot indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition. People are more likely to seek confirming than disconfirming evidence. d.
disconsolateCausing dejection. Her death left tadema disconsolate and depressed.
discontentShowing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing. The album was preceded by the album the dissonance of discontent.
discontentedShowing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing. Armed forces were called in to disperse the discontented crowd.
discordantLacking in harmony. Though slightly discordant, the music is not bitonal.
discorporateNot having a material body.
discouragedLacking in resolution. Hence, the deviation is discouraged and the equilibrium is stable.
discouragingExpressing disapproval. That is very regretful and discouraging, please.
discourteousShowing no courtesy; rude. Your persistent reversion of changes is discourteous and unconstructive.
discoveredDiscovered or determined by scientific observation. Uranium was discovered in the region.
discreditableTending to bring discredit or disrepute; blameworthy. But your action was discreditable.
discreetMarked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint. Cover of the virgin release of the brian eno album discreet music, 1975.
discrepantNot in accord. However they present a discrepant picture.
discreteConstituting a separate entity or part. The underwire is common practice and is very discrete with monotone characters.
discretionalHaving or using the ability to act or decide according to your own discretion or judgment. Additionally, i also oppose to the discretional use of quotes.
discretionaryNot earmarked; available for use as needed. Or is that within the discretionary powers of the closer
discriminableCapable of being discriminated.
discriminateMarked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions. The government also continued to discriminate against the jehovah’s witnesses.
discriminatingShowing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste. That is the discriminating criterion.
discriminativeMarked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions. The government also continued to discriminate against the jehovah’s witnesses.
discriminatoryContaining or implying a slight or showing prejudice. The result is racial profiling and other discriminatory practices.
discursiveProceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition. The current text feels to discursive, for my tastes.
diseasedCaused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology. The burn wound is diseased, causing the body to go into septic shock.
disembodiedNot having a material body. A plus is the disembodied spirit of a person who has died.
disenchantedFreed from enchantment. The fad dwindled as therapists became disenchanted in the 80s.
disenchantingFreeing from illusion or false belief. It’s disenchanting at times lol.
disfranchisedDeprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote. List of constituencies enfranchised and disfranchised by the reform act 1832.
disgracedSuffering shame. The disgraced president liu shaoqi died in prison.
disgracefulDeserving or bringing disgrace or shame- rachel carson. I dropped by the afd page and thought the closure was disgraceful.
disgruntledIn a state of sulky dissatisfaction. In 1401 disgruntled nobles temporarily imprisoned the king.
disguisedHaving its true character concealed with the intent of misleading. The man was disguised as the doorman.
disgustingHighly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust. The rest is false, malevolent and simply disgusting.
disheartenedMade less hopeful or enthusiastic. Now i’m disheartened and disillusioned.
disheveledIn disarray; extremely disorderly- al spiers. He is soaking wet, confused and disheveled.
dishevelledIn disarray; extremely disorderly- al spiers. Dishevelled dvl is a protein required for nt dependent inhibition complex.
dishonestDeceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive. The section devoted to him is intellectually dishonest.
dishonorableDeceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive. He even refused to comply with some dishonorable requests of the enemy.
dishonoredSuffering shame. He has never dishonored any nation or tried.
dishonourableLacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor. Baker considered this artifice a dishonourable mode of warfare.
dishySexually attractive. Reviews dwell on the book’s dishy detail, derived from luce’s diaries.
disillusionedFreed from illusion. He returns disabled and disillusioned with the fight.
disinclinedUnwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval. It the sinking feeling that the editor was disinclined to discuss it.
disinfectantPreventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms. The active chemical was chlorine added to the water as a disinfectant.
disingenuousNot straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness- david cannadine. The already is entirely disingenuous in that instance.
disinterestedUnaffected by self-interest. The book was undeniably the subject of disinterested third party commentary.
disjoinedHave the connection undone; having become separate. This article doesn’t seem to be written very well and seems disjoined.
disjointHaving no elements in common. Precedence and overlap are disjoint.
disjointedSeparated at the joint. The praising tone and disjointed sentences work against the required formality.
disjunctUsed of distributions, as of statistical or natural populations. There is also a disjunct population in ontario.
disjunctiveServing or tending to divide or separate. Softening can be both correlative and disjunctive.
disklikeHaving a flat circular shape. So i took a real disklike to the article.
dislogisticExpressing disapproval.
disloyalDeserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle. Charming refused to be disloyal to his king.
dismalCausing dejection. The economic conditions facing the new government were dismal.
dismayedStruck with fear, dread, or consternation. He was dismayed at the dilapidated condition of the already historic racetrack.
dismissiveShowing indifference or disregard. The discussion of the second remake seems awfully dismissive.
disobedientNot obeying or complying with commands of those in authority. Nezha is impulsive and disobedient.
disobligingIntentionally unaccommodating. But you’ve been so disobliging at the start that i don’t feel inclined to.
disorderedLacking orderly continuity. In addition, the oxygen atoms are disordered over multiple sites.
disorderlyCompletely unordered and unpredictable and confusing. The student was charged with a misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
disorganisedLacking order or methodical arrangement or function. The storm became disorganized and the centre was not defined.
disorganizedLacking order or methodical arrangement or function. The structure of the article was very disorganized.
disparagingExpressive of low opinion. He defends privacy without disparaging the gains of the past 30 years.
disparateFundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind. The three are quite disparate theories.
dispassionateUnaffected by strong emotion or prejudice. The article is factual and dispassionate.
dispensableCapable of being dispensed with or done without. Actually, i consider that article gross, perverted and dispensable.
dispersedDistributed or spread over a considerable extent. The court was adjourned and the crowd dispersed.
dispiritedFilled with melancholy and despondency. Dispirited, tired and sick, he died on 30 march 1814.
dispiritingDestructive of morale and self-reliance. Must be very dispiriting in no man’s land.
displeasingCausing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities. All of this is very displeasing and annoying.
disposableDesigned to be disposed of after use. A disposable phone in the mail and call me.
disposedHaving made preparations. The electrode grid is disposed orthogonal to the bars.
disproportionalOut of proportion. I agree the response was disproportional.
disproportionateOut of proportion. The coverage is good, with the caveat of disproportionate highlights.
disputableOpen to argument or debate. The contention about the us diplomats is disputable.
disputatiousInclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits. The david irving article has a long history of disputatious editing.
disreputableLacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance. Claim that ‘the jewish chronicle’ is disreputable.
disrespectfulExhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous. It is disrespectful to the honor.
disruptiveCharacterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination. Secondly, it makes you look bellicose and disruptive.
dissatisfactoryNot up to expectations. But the new place was also dissatisfactory.
dissatisfiedIn a state of sulky dissatisfaction. The boys dissatisfied the teacher.
dissentientRefusing to attend services of the church of england. They were not supposed to have dissentient opinion.
dissentiousDissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion).
dissidenceNot alike or similar. The consequent behaviors of the corresponding men are dissimilar, however.
dissidentCharacterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards. The dissident traditionalists became called the snakes.
dissilientBursting open with force, as do some ripe seed vessels.
dissimilarMarked by dissimilarity. Not dissimilar to someone mentioning the prognosis before the diagnosis.
dissimulativeConcealing under a false appearance with the intent to deceive.
dissociableCapable of being divided or dissociated;.
dissolubleCapable of dissolving.
dissoluteUnrestrained by convention or morality. He was sometimes regarded as dissolute, sometimes as insane.
dissonantCharacterized by musical dissonance; harmonically unresolved. The act of smoking is just not dissonant with intelligence or reason.
distaffCharacteristic of or peculiar to a woman. Fibers to be spun are bound to a distaff held in her left hand.
distalSituated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone. Axon terminals are distal terminations of the branches of an axon.
distantLocated far away spatially. But ever viceroy in some distant clime.
distastefulHighly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust. Furthermore, i find his threats to be distasteful and irksome.
distensibleCapable of being distended; able to stretch and expand. They did not touch the distensible balloon.
distinctConstituting a separate entity or part. All the tonalities are distinct.
distinctiveOf a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing- curtis wilkie. A distinctive feature of the sequatchie valley is its straightness.
distinguishedStanding above others in character or attainment or reputation. The tree was distinguished by its fine, pendulous habit.
distortableCapable of having the meaning altered or twisted.
distortedSo badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly. The people distorted the scene.
distractedHaving the attention diverted especially because of anxiety. Asians were sallow, avaricious and easily distracted.
distraitHaving the attention diverted especially because of anxiety. He seemed to be distrait.
distraughtDeeply agitated especially from emotion. In the aftermath of the battle, shirley becomes even more distraught.
distressedAfflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief. Nigel is confused and distressed at the turn of events.
distressingBad; unfortunate. The arthritis dermatitis syndrome was one of the common distressing disorders.
distributedSpread out or scattered about or divided up. The inhibitor is thus effectively distributed throughout the process.
distributiveServing to distribute or allot or disperse. Lucinda wyman prince was considered the mother of distributive education.
disturbedAfflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief. Chaos followed the meeting, which was disturbed by miscreants.
disturbingCausing distress or worry or anxiety. The total effect is eerie and disturbing.
disunitedHaving been divided; having the unity destroyed-samuel lubell- e.b.white. On the other hand the chameleon team is disunited.
disusedNo longer in use. As a disused quarry, it is of geological interest.
disyllabicHaving or characterized by or consisting of two syllables. One of these is the distinction between disyllabic roots and monosyllabic roots.
dithyrambicOf or in the manner of a dithyramb. His popular dithyrambic verses on slavonia are, in a way, the region’s motto.
diurnalOf or belonging to or active during the day. The american pika is diurnal, or active throughout the day.
divalentHaving a valence of two or having two valences. An older term for divalent is ‘bivalent’.
divergentTending to move apart in different directions. Catalytic promiscuity and the divergent evolution of dna repair enzymes.
diversMany and different. The preserve is open to scuba divers.
diverseDistinctly dissimilar or unlike. The clientele is extremely diverse.
divertingProviding enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining. He attempted to flood the capital by diverting the river.
dividedHaving a median strip or island between lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions. Economics is divided into macroeconomics and microeconomics.
divinatoryEmanating from god-saturday review. The divine nature is impeccable of suffering.
divineBeing of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods. The divine nature is impeccable of suffering.
diviningBeing or having the nature of a god-j.g.frazier-j.g.saxe. The divine essence of all forms of god is assimilated in the deity.
divisibleCapable of being or liable to be divided or separated. By contrast, the ring of integers is not infinitely divisible.
divisionalHaving a median strip or island between lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions. Spelunkers are divided into six groups.
divisiveDissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion). In divisive form, the strokes of tresillo contradict the beats.
dizygoticDerived from two separately fertilized eggs. No difference in the frequency between monozygotic and dizygotic twins.
dizygousDerived from two separately fertilized eggs.
dizzyHaving or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling. The sinuosity of the story makes her head dizzy.
dizzyingLacking seriousness; given to frivolity. The sinuosity of the story makes her head dizzy.

Adjective Starting with DJ (1 Word)

djiboutianOf or relating to djibouti or its people or culture. I’ve left a comment at the talk page of djiboutian presidential election, 2005.

Adjectives Starting with DO (92 Words)

do-it-yourselfDone by yourself. I suppose the first thing to do is to familiarize yourself with the grammar.
do-nothingCharacterized by inability or unwillingness to work toward a goal or assume responsibility. It has nothing to do with the actuarial profession.
doableCapable of existing or taking place or proving true; possible to do. Quite a bit of work, but doable.
docileEasily handled or managed. The breed was bred to be docile, yet strong.
doctoralOf or relating to a doctor or doctorate. The university offers doctoral degrees in the medical and dental fields.
doctrinaireStubbornly insistent on theory without regard for practicality or suitability. I am not attempting to be a doctrinaire.
documentalRelating to or consisting of or derived from documents. Tracking a historical documental falsification.
documentaryEmphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation. The disney imax documentary film ‘roving mars’ was made from the book.
documentedFurnished with or supported by documents. The coloring has been documented in the past.
dodderingMentally or physically infirm with age. Please, help a doddering fool out…
dodderyMentally or physically infirm with age. He also played a doddery surgeon in the film ‘carry on doctor’.
dodgyOf uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk- new yorker. Some of the information is decidedly dodgy.
dog-earedWorn or shabby from overuse or (of pages) from having corners turned down-clifton fadiman. Three long eared dragons with outspread wings form the supporting feet.
doggedStubbornly unyielding- t.s.eliot. Tax problems dogged him for the rest of his life.
doglikeResembling a dog; especially in devotion. This had a doglike nose, beady black eyes, and a top jaw.
dogmaticCharacterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles. Hopefully the contributors are neither dogmatic or ignorant of the topic.
dogmaticalCharacterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles.
dolabrateHaving the shape of the head of an ax or cleaver.
dolabriformHaving the shape of the head of an ax or cleaver.
dolefulFilled with or evoking sadness. The movie had a doleful theme.
dolichocephalicHaving a relatively long head with a cephalic index of under 75. Australoids are usually dolichocephalic.
dolichocranialHaving a relatively long head with a cephalic index of under 75.
dolichocranicHaving a relatively long head with a cephalic index of under 75.
dolomiticRelating to or consisting of dolomite. It is the only dolomitic group west of river adige.
dolorousShowing sorrow. The speaker talked in a dolorous tone.
dolourousShowing sorrow.
doltishHeavy and dull and stupid. It didn’t occur to me that that text wasn’t yours, which is doltish of me.
domedHaving a hemispherical vault or dome. These had domed high degree superheat boilers.
domesticOf or involving the home or family. It is the ancestor of the domestic goat.
domesticatedConverted or adapted to domestic use. They’re pretty nimble, and these are just the domesticated goats.
domiciliaryOf or relating to or provided in a domicile. These systems offer domiciliary services to 1 026 domestic takings.
dominantProducing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar. Cinnamon is the dominant flavour.
dominatedControlled or ruled by superior authority or power. Quiescence and advection dominated accretion flow.
domineeringTending to domineer. Cram is the impartial version of domineering.
dominicalOf or relating to sunday as the lord’s day. On the outer circle, the hand shows the corresponding dominical letter.
dominicanOf or relating to saint dominic or the dominican order. I dominican and dominican don’t play.
donatistOf or relating to donatism. A donatist bishop of the see assisted at the synod held at carthage in 411.
doneHaving finished or arrived at completion. The work was done.
donneanOf or relating to or in the manner of john donne.
donnianOf or relating to or in the manner of john donne.
donnishMarked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects. Donnish humor or something like it.
dopeyHaving or revealing stupidity. The dopey voice still brings a smile.
dopyHaving or revealing stupidity. That was kind of a tall, pot bellied and dopy looking indian.
dorianOf or relating to the ancient greek inhabitants of doris, to their doric dialect of greek, or to their culture. Dorian is the protagonist of the series.
doricOf or pertaining to the doric style of architecture. A perfected doric column in fact.
dormantNot erupting and not extinct. The seeds remain dormant in the soil during the dry season.
dormieIn match play a side that stands as many holes ahead as there are holes remaining to be played. Many dictionaries state the etymology of dormie as unknown.
dormyIn match play a side that stands as many holes ahead as there are holes remaining to be played.
dorsalFacing away from the axis of an organ or organism. Spineless dorsal fin with the posterior ray developedinto a long filament.
dorsoventralExtending from the back to the belly. This is evident across the dorsoventral axis of the neural tube as well as within localized areas of the ventral neural tube occupied by distinct motor neurons.
dostoevskianOf or relating to or in the style of feodor dostoevski. There isn’t even a dostoevskian grand inquisitor to tell us why humans need so many rules and regulations to keep from following their animal natures into despair and anarchy.
dostoyevskianOf or relating to or in the style of feodor dostoevski.
dotingExtravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent. At home she is a doting and dutiful wife.
dottedHaving gaps or spaces. Stone mounds dotted the bluffs above the floodplain.
dottyInformal or slang terms for mentally irregular. Dotty should be a separate page.
doubleUsed of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements. Its insularity is therefore double.
double-barreledHaving two barrels mounted side by side. The hypocrisy and double standards are sickening.
double-breastedFastened by lapping one edge of the front well over the other usually with a double row of buttons. The double standards here is nauseating.
double-dyedWithout qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers;. This type of mulch is often dyed to improve its appearance in the landscape.
double-edgedCapable of being interpreted in two usually contradictory ways. Polyhedral tools are edged in the shape of a polyhedron.
double-facedMarked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another- israel zangwill. The double criterion is unsightly.
double-quickVery quick. She was temperamental and quick to fight.
double-tonguedMarked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another- israel zangwill. The double criterion is unsightly.
doubledTwice as great or many. I doubled the length of the article.
doubtfulFraught with uncertainty or doubt. The etymology of the village is doubtful.
doughyHaving the consistency of dough because of insufficient leavening or improper cooking. This makes the mixture doughy and stiff.
dourShowing a brooding ill humor- bruce bli. Belgian alternatives remain in the pukkelpop and dour festivals.
dovishOpposed to war. He was elected mayor as a member of the likud, but has liberal and dovish views.
dowdyLacking in smartness or taste. When open, the dowdy ranch will allow day use by automobile.
doweredSupplied with a dower or dowry. Free women might marry slaves and still be dowered for the marriage.
dowerlessLacking a dowry.
downShut. The girl faints and falls down the stairs to the floor below.
downboundHeading in any direction that is conventionally down. Remember that it is the opposite when downbound.
downcastFilled with melancholy and despondency. The downcast shaft being deep and the up cast yards.
downfieldToward or in the defending team’s end of the playing field. Consistently hooked up with receivers when given time to look downfield.
downheartedFilled with melancholy and despondency. He is downhearted because the colonel will not speak to him.
downhillSloping down rather steeply. A strenuous downhill hike then ends at the bottom of the waterfall.
downlikeLike down or as soft as down.
downmarketDesigned for low-income consumers. The ford maverick is more downmarket than the ford granada.
downrightCharacterized by plain blunt honesty. It’s downright disrespectful to the efforts of others.
downscaleIntended for people with low incomes. I don’t downscale them because i lack the means on my laptop.
downstageOf the front half of a stage. In theory, the good guys would be downstage and the others hiding behind.
downstairOn or of lower floors of a building.
downstairsOn or of lower floors of a building. They fix the pipes and learn that the landlord downstairs is away.
downstreamIn the direction of a stream’s current. Downstream are crooked falls and the grand falls of the missouri.
downtownOf or located in the lower part of a town, or in the business center. Downtown omaha was the location of the settlement of the city.
downtroddenAbused or oppressed by people in power. They pointed the need for a temple for the downtrodden in the society.
downwardExtending or moving from a higher to a lower place. The grid is spaced downward from the outlet of the carburetor.
downwindTowards the side away from the wind. A vapour cloud formed and drifted downwind.
downyLike down or as soft as down. Additional viticultural hazards include downy mildew and powdery mildew.
dozenDenoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units. Depending on the price and quality i might splurge for a dozen myself.
dozyHalf asleep. God forbid you dozy buggers should look at the edits.

Adjectives Starting with DR (46 Words)

drabLacking in liveliness or charm or surprise. Drab, whitewashed on the bottom right in the waves.
draconianOf or relating to draco or his harsh code of laws. But of course coining was treason and brought the most draconian penalties.
draftyNot airtight. It was difficult to evenly heat the long drafty cars.
draggledLimp and soiled as if dragged in the mud.
drainingHaving a debilitating effect. Platelets in the veins draining the gut collect excess serotonin.
dramaticPertaining to or characteristic of drama. The effect of protestant depopulation in the republic of ireland is dramatic.
dramaturgicRelating to the technical aspects of drama. Accusation and responces make it jumpy and dramaturgic.
dramaturgicalRelating to the technical aspects of drama. Erving goffman introduced the idea of dramaturgical action into sociology.
drasticForceful and extreme and rigorous. That would seem rather drastic and quixotic as well.
draughtyNot airtight. It is a rather draughty place, on top of a hill.
drawnHaving the curtains or draperies closed or pulled shut. At the same time, the released sludge is drawn off.
drawn-outRelatively long in duration; tediously protracted. Currently, the whole process is drawn out and laborious.
dreadCausing fear or dread or terror. The scope of the dread is narrow.
dreadedCausing fear or dread or terror. The dark powers are a malevolent force who control the demiplane of dread.
dreadfulExceptionally bad or displeasing. It reads like a penny dreadful amateur pamphleteer.
dreamlessUntroubled by dreams. They feel as though they have woken from a dreamless nap.
dreamlikeResembling a dream. The play is a dreamlike piece with surreal undertones.
dreamyDreamy in mood or nature. Their eyes glitter with the dreamy, manic light of opium and dravana.
drearCausing dejection. From the darkness dread and drear, and her locks covered with grey despair.
drearyLacking in liveliness or charm or surprise. Shotts was then a dreary moorland place on the great road of the shire.
drenchedAbundantly covered or supplied with; often used in combination. A net would hang from under the house, away from the sun, drenched in water.
dressRequiring formal clothes. The style of the dress is always the same.
dressedDressed in fancy or formal clothing. She’s well groomed, well dressed, unthreatening.
dressyIn fancy clothing. Men wear long sleeve, and dressy slacks.
driedNot still wet. The company operates, the largest dried fruit plant in the world.
drinkableSuitable for drinking. At low tide, the pool is filled with drinkable, fresh water.
driplessDesigned to prevent dripping. I ordered you a dripless bleach dispenser for the laundry room.
drippyEffusively or insincerely emotional.
drivenUrged or forced to action through moral pressure. The rolls are driven in timed synchronism.
drivingActing with vigor. The controls for driving the car is the keyboard cursor keys and the mouse.
drizzlyWet with light rain. It was a drizzly day and i was the only person in the cemetery.
drollComical in an odd or whimsical manner. This conflicts with his style, which is very droll and dry.
droopingHaving branches or flower heads that bend downward. Drooping is common within the first week.
droopyHanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness). The original was smaller and less droopy.
dropsicalSwollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid.
drowsyShowing lack of attention or boredom. It is drowsy after having lunch.
drudgingDoing arduous or unpleasant work. No sense in drudging up things if it can be avoided.
drug-freeCharacteristic of a person not taking illegal drugs or of a place where no illegal drugs are used. Drug abuse is the habitual misuse of a drug.
druglessWithout the use of drugs. By 1918, most states had laws to protect the practices of drugless healing.
drumheadPerformed speedily and without formality. These solutions are the modes of vibration of a circular drumhead.
drunkStupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol). Cider or beer was then allowed to be drunk in the refectory of the abbey.
drunkenGiven to or marked by the consumption of alcohol. The youth drinks the mead, wine, and beer, falling into a drunken slumber.
drupaceousOf or related to a drupe. The fruit is a 1 seeded drupaceous capsule.
dryLacking moisture or volatile components. Her skin had been roughened by the sun and the dry air.
dry-eyedFree from tears. She was a dark eyed beauty, lithe and winsome.
dry-shodHaving or keeping the feet or shoes dry. They live in filth and squalor and their feet are sandal shod.
dryingEaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish. The skin of the cane toad is dry and warty.

Adjectives Starting with DU (43 Words)

dualConsisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs. The opposite ring is then the categorical dual.
dualisticOf or relating to the philosophical doctrine of dualism. All references to dualistic or non dualistic philosophies need to be deleted.
dubiousFraught with uncertainty or doubt. It is considered dubious because of the fragmentary nature of the fossils.
dubitableOpen to doubt or suspicion. I looked through the article and i have not seen any dubitable assertions.
ducalOf or belonging to or suitable for a duke. The significance of the ducal coronet is not known.
duck-billedHaving a beak resembling that of a duck. He continues to gibber about a duck.
duckbillHaving a beak resembling that of a duck. This duckbill boot binding interface is referred to as the 75mm nordic norm.
ductileCapable of being shaped or bent or drawn out. I noticed in the past you contributed to the ductile iron article.
ductlessNot having a duct. The idea of ductless glands is prototypical of an endocrine organ.
dudFailing to detonate; especially not charged with an active explosive. Odds on the list is infact a dud.
dueSuitable to or expected in the circumstances. The bank will pay the holder of the coupon the interest payment due.
dulcetPleasing to the ear. Something in suitably dulcet tones would seem appropos.
dullNot clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft. Wikipedia is dull, boring, insipid and truthfully, sophoric and mundane.
dulledNot clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft. He became dull and listless.
dumbSlow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity- thackeray;. She is dumb and maladjusted.
dumberTemporarily incapable of speaking. She is dumb and maladjusted.
dumbestTemporarily incapable of speaking. Some people like him simpering even though he looks dumb.
dumbstrickenAs if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise.
dumbstruckAs if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise. The corregidor is so taken by frasquita that he is dumbstruck for a moment.
dumfoundedAs if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise. The king was left dumfounded and followed the young priest as if in a trance.
dumfoundingBewildering or striking dumb with wonder.
dummyHaving the appearance of being real but lacking capacity to function. The woman dummy crashed in a final clatter.
dumpyShort and plump. A pellet waggler is a small, dumpy, float used for fishing.
dunOf a dull greyish brown to brownish grey color. The valley of the dun is followed by the southampton to salisbury railway.
duodecimalBased on twelve. This was the first transition from the duodecimal to the decimal system.
duodenalIn or relating to the duodenum. Duodenal cancer is a cancer in the beginning section of the small intestine.
dupleConsisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs. This included the jigs for the duple 300 and the duple 425 integral.
duplexHaving two parts (used technically of a device or process)duplex (adj) allowing communication in opposite directions simultaneously. Skyler owns and lives in a duplex in the carag neighborhood of minneapolis.
duplicableCapable of being duplicated. They have the kind of knowledge and experience that is not easily duplicable.
duplicatableCapable of being duplicated. Duplicatable by not enabling skip if no change.
duplicateBeing two identical. The first is a duplicate of the sixth.
durableVery long lasting. The snowfall is thin and not durable.
duralOf or relating to the dura mater. From there the infection may spread to the dural venous sinuses.
duskyLighted by or as if by twilight-henry fielding. The wings are variable in color, of a dusky hue.
dustlikeAs fine and powdery as dust. The dustlike seeds of orchids are carried efficiently by the wind.
dustyCovered with a layer of dust. The player finds the eidolon in an abandoned, dusty laboratory.
dutchOf or relating to the netherlands or its people or culture. The dutch captured the spanish flagship, but let it go adrift.
duteousWillingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect;.
dutiableSubject to import tax.
dutifulWillingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect;. She was a dutiful wife.
duty-freeExempt from duty. Do not be insolent and neglect your duty

Adjective Starting with DW (1 Word)

dwarfishAtypically small. The dwarfish love of treasure is legendary.

Adjectives Starting with DY (16 Words)

dyadicOf or relating to a dyad or based on two. A dyadic focus takes the government to be the enemy.
dyingIn or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be. In many places fishmongers, like butchers, are a dying breed.
dynamicOf or relating to dynamics. Preliminary bounding experiments in a dynamic hexapod.
dynamicalCharacterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality. Directed percolation as a dynamical process.
dynasticOf or relating to or characteristic of a dynasty. The hieroglyphic number system existed from at least the early dynastic period.
dysfunctionalFailing to serve an adjustive purpose. The film details the dysfunctional lives of residents of xenia, ohio.
dysgenicPertaining to or causing degeneration in the offspring produced. The men figured out the dysgenic means.
dyslogisticExpressing disapproval.
dyspepticIrritable as if suffering from indigestion. Dyspeptic storytelling is in his blood.
dysphemisticSubstitute a harsher or distasteful term for a mild one.
dysphoricGeneralized feeling of distress. To outright state that kor agonists are not dysphoric is simply not true.
dysplasticRelating to or evidencing dysplasia. I appreciate the presence of the x ray showing dysplastic hips.
dyspnealNot breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty.
dyspneicNot breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty.
dyspnoealNot breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty.
dyspnoeicNot breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty.

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