What Words Start with D – New English Words with Meaning

What Words Start with D – New English Words with Meaning

The collection of English words beginning with the most common letter D shared with you by English tivi is definitely a solid foundation to reinforce a diverse, rich, and advanced new source of English words. Your proficiency in listening – speaking – reading – writing.

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English Words starting with D

STT Word Type Meaning
1 DabbleverbTake part in an activity in a casual way. to do something superficially
2DaftadjectiveSilly, inane, foolish
3DapperadjectiveNeat in appearance and dressing
4DastardlyvadjectiveWicked and cruel, mean, cowardly
5DauntverbIntimidate or discourage
6DebaclenounCrushing defeat , a complete failure, disaster
7DebaseverbLower in quality or value
8DearthnounScarcity or lack
9DebriefverbQuestion in detail about a competed mission
11DecisiveadjectiveAble to make a decision quickly, settling an issue quickly
12DecrepitadjectiveWorn out or weakened , broken down
13DeferverbPut off to a later time, to postpone, to yield due to respect
14DeferentialadjectiveVery respectful
15DefinitiveadjectiveSettling something finally with authority, conclusive final, the most accurate of its kind
16DeftadjectiveQuick and skilful
17DefunctadjectiveNo longer existing or functioning, inactive
18DelineateverbDescribe or indicate precisely, to draw sketch
19DelusionnounA false belief or impression, the act of deluding
20DemeanornounOutward behavior or bearing
21DemurverbRaise objections, show reluctance the act of objecting
22DemureadjectiveDecorous, modest, reserved, shy
23DenigrateverbTo blacken or belittle, criticize unfairly
24DenizennounAn inhabitant, a frequent visitor of a particular place
25DenounceverbCondemn publicly, publicly declare to be wrong or evil
26DepleteverbReduce the number or quantity of, to use up (resources)
27DeprecateverbExpress disapproval of, to depreciate; belittle
28DepreciateverbReduce or lessen in value over time
29DerelictionnounFailure to do one’s duty, forsaking of
30DerideverbTo ridicule, to make fun of
31DerogatoryadjectiveCritical or disrespectful
32DescryverbTo catch sight of, to discover
33DespicableadjectiveDeserving scorn, hatred or contempt
34DespondentadjectiveDejection, sad and dispirited
35DesuetudenounDisuse, extinction
36DesultoryadjectiveLacking purpose or enthusiasm, going from one subject to another in a half hearted way, aimless
37DetrimentnounHarm or damage
38DeviantadjectiveDifferent from what is considered normal, deviating from normal
39DeviousadjectiveCunning and underhand, not direct, roundabout, not honest
40DevolveverbTransfer power to a lower level, to devolve of responsibility
41DexteritynounSkill in performing tasks, skill in using one’s hands, body or mind
42DiabolicaladjectiveOf or like the devil, informal-very bad
43Diatribenouna violent verbal attack, a bitter criticism in speech or writing
44DichotomynounDivision into two parts, contrast between two things
45DilettantenounOne who is not an expert, a person who takes part in an activity for enjoyment, a dabbler
46DiligentadjectiveCareful and conscientious, hardworking
47DiscernverbSee or be aware of, to perceive or recognize clearly
48DisconcertverbUnsettle, upset,
49DisconsolateadjectiveVery unhappy, inconsolable
50DiscordnounLack of agreement or harmony harsh and unpleasant noise, quarrel, disagreement
51DiscretionnounThe quality of being discreet, freedom to decide
52DiscursiveadjectiveWandering from subject to subject, (topic to topic)
53DisenchantedverbDisillusion, having lost one’s good opinion of something
54DisgorgeverbTo eject or cause to pour out
55DisingenuousadjectiveNot sincere
56DisparageverbSpeak critically of, to discredit
57DisparateadjectiveVery different in kind, distinct
58DisquisitionnounA long or complex discussion of a subject, a long or elaborate spoken or written report
59DisseminateverbSpread widely, to scatter, to spread ideas.
60DissentverbDisagree especially with a widely or officially held view
61DissimulateverbHide or disguise one’s feelings
62DissonanceadjectiveLacking harmony, discord
63DistraughtadjectiveVery worried and upset, distracted
64DivestverbStrip off, to deprive (of rank, power etc)
65DivulgeverbReveal information,
66DocileadjectiveEasy to control, easy to discipline, submissive
68DogmaticadjectiveFirmly putting forward one’s opinion as true, insisting that one’s belief must be accepted
69DoldrumsnounLow spirits, a state of inactivity or depression
70DolefuladjectiveSorrowful, sad, mournful
71DomineeradjectiveTo rule in a harsh or arrogant way, overbearing and arrogant
72DormantadjectiveTemporarily inactive, slow down
73Double-entendreadjectiveA word or phrase with two meaning one of which is usually rude
74Dowdyadjectivenot smart or fashionable in dress
75DraconianadjectiveHarsh or strict, cruel, severe
76DrivelnounStupid talk, silly, nonsense
77DubiousadjectiveHesitating or doubting, doubtful, not reliable or of certain quality
78DullardnounA stupid person or unimaginative person 
79DuressnounForce, threat or violence used to force a person to do something
80DysfunctionaladjectiveNot operating properly, unable to deal with normal social relationship


The above is a synthesis of the most common English words starting with the letter D. Hopefully, this article will partly help you learn English in general, as well as the application in communication in particular, becomes easier and more enjoyable. We wish you good study and success soon!

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