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.

Accumulating a certain amount of vocabulary for yourself is important and essential. Join us to learn new English words and their meanings starting with the letter D through the article below right now!

English Words starting with D

DabbleverbTake part in an activity in a casual way. to do something superficially
DaftadjectiveSilly, inane, foolish
DapperadjectiveNeat in appearance and dressing
DastardlyadjectiveWicked and cruel, mean, cowardly
DauntverbIntimidate or discourage
DebaclenounCrushing defeat , a complete failure, disaster
DebaseverbLower in quality or value
DearthnounScarcity or lack
DebriefverbQuestion in detail about a competed mission
DecisiveadjectiveAble to make a decision quickly, settling an issue quickly
DecrepitadjectiveWorn out or weakened , broken down
DeferverbPut off to a later time, to postpone, to yield due to respect
DeferentialadjectiveVery respectful
DefinitiveadjectiveSettling something finally with authority, conclusive final, the most accurate of its kind
DeftadjectiveQuick and skilful
DefunctadjectiveNo longer existing or functioning, inactive
DelineateverbDescribe or indicate precisely, to draw sketch
DelusionnounA false belief or impression, the act of deluding
DemeanornounOutward behavior or bearing
DemurverbRaise objections, show reluctance the act of objecting
DemureadjectiveDecorous, modest, reserved, shy
DenigrateverbTo blacken or belittle, criticize unfairly
DenizennounAn inhabitant, a frequent visitor of a particular place
DenounceverbCondemn publicly, publicly declare to be wrong or evil
DepleteverbReduce the number or quantity of, to use up (resources)
DeprecateverbExpress disapproval of, to depreciate; belittle
DepreciateverbReduce or lessen in value over time
DerelictionnounFailure to do one's duty, forsaking of
DerideverbTo ridicule, to make fun of
DerogatoryadjectiveCritical or disrespectful
DescryverbTo catch sight of, to discover
DespicableadjectiveDeserving scorn, hatred or contempt
DespondentadjectiveDejection, sad and dispirited
DesuetudenounDisuse, extinction
DesultoryadjectiveLacking purpose or enthusiasm, going from one subject to another in a half hearted way, aimless
DetrimentnounHarm or damage
DeviantadjectiveDifferent from what is considered normal, deviating from normal
DeviousadjectiveCunning and underhand, not direct, roundabout, not honest
DevolveverbTransfer power to a lower level, to devolve of responsibility
DexteritynounSkill in performing tasks, skill in using one's hands, body or mind
DiabolicaladjectiveOf or like the devil, informal-very bad
Diatribenouna violent verbal attack, a bitter criticism in speech or writing
DichotomynounDivision into two parts, contrast between two things
DilettantenounOne who is not an expert, a person who takes part in an activity for enjoyment, a dabbler
DiligentadjectiveCareful and conscientious, hardworking
DiscernverbSee or be aware of, to perceive or recognize clearly
DisconcertverbUnsettle, upset,
DisconsolateadjectiveVery unhappy, inconsolable
DiscordnounLack of agreement or harmony harsh and unpleasant noise, quarrel, disagreement
DiscretionnounThe quality of being discreet, freedom to decide
DiscursiveadjectiveWandering from subject to subject, (topic to topic)
DisenchantedverbDisillusion, having lost one's good opinion of something
DisgorgeverbTo eject or cause to pour out
DisingenuousadjectiveNot sincere
DisparageverbSpeak critically of, to discredit
DisparateadjectiveVery different in kind, distinct
DisquisitionnounA long or complex discussion of a subject, a long or elaborate spoken or written report
DisseminateverbSpread widely, to scatter, to spread ideas.
DissentverbDisagree especially with a widely or officially held view
DissimulateverbHide or disguise one's feelings
DissonanceadjectiveLacking harmony, discord
DistraughtadjectiveVery worried and upset, distracted
DivestverbStrip off, to deprive (of rank, power etc)
DivulgeverbReveal information,
DocileadjectiveEasy to control, easy to discipline, submissive
DogmaticadjectiveFirmly putting forward one's opinion as true, insisting that one's belief must be accepted
DoldrumsnounLow spirits, a state of inactivity or depression
DolefuladjectiveSorrowful, sad, mournful
DomineeradjectiveTo rule in a harsh or arrogant way, overbearing and arrogant
DormantadjectiveTemporarily inactive, slow down
Double-entendreadjectiveA word or phrase with two meaning one of which is usually rude
Dowdyadjectivenot smart or fashionable in dress
DraconianadjectiveHarsh or strict, cruel, severe
DrivelnounStupid talk, silly, nonsense
DubiousadjectiveHesitating or doubting, doubtful, not reliable or of certain quality
DullardnounA stupid person or unimaginative person 
DuressnounForce, threat or violence used to force a person to do something
DysfunctionaladjectiveNot 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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