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dissimilarity lack of similarity; unlikeness. [2 definitions]
dissimilation the act or process of becoming unlike or making dissimilar.
dissimilitude the quality of being dissimilar; unlikeness. [2 definitions]
dissimulate to hide or disguise the true nature of; dissemble. [2 definitions]
dissimulation the act of deceiving or dissembling.
dissipate to cause to disappear by, or as though by, dispersing or dissolving. [4 definitions]
dissipated engaging in, or marked by the bad effects of, overindulgence in pleasure. [2 definitions]
dissipation the act of dissipating, or the condition of being dissipated. [2 definitions]
dissociate to remove from association with (people, causes, and the like); disassociate. [5 definitions]
dissociation the act or an instance of dissociating; separation. [2 definitions]
dissoluble able to be dissolved.
dissolute inclined to, or exhibiting, immoral behavior or dissipation; lacking or ignoring moral restraints.
dissolution the act, process, or result of decomposition, disintegration, or dispersion into parts or elements. [5 definitions]
dissolve to cause to go into solution. [11 definitions]
dissonance lack of harmony; discord, esp. of musical sounds. [2 definitions]
dissonant not in harmony; discordant. [2 definitions]
dissuade to persuade against doing something (often fol. by "from").
dissyllable variant of disyllable.
dist. abbreviation of "district."
distaff a staff with one cleft end to hold the material from which thread is drawn in spinning by hand or on a spinning wheel. [3 definitions]
distal located at a distance from the point of origin or attachment, as of a limb or bone. (Cf. proximal.)