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

Word Type Meaning
Dabble verb Take part in an activity in a casual way. to do something superficially
Daft adjective Silly, inane, foolish
Dapper adjective Neat in appearance and dressing
Dastardly adjective Wicked and cruel, mean, cowardly
Daunt verb Intimidate or discourage
Debacle noun Crushing defeat , a complete failure, disaster
Debase verb Lower in quality or value
Dearth noun Scarcity or lack
Debrief verb Question in detail about a competed mission
Decelerate verb slowdown
Decisive adjective Able to make a decision quickly, settling an issue quickly
Decrepit adjective Worn out or weakened , broken down
Defer verb Put off to a later time, to postpone, to yield due to respect
Deferential adjective Very respectful
Definitive adjective Settling something finally with authority, conclusive final, the most accurate of its kind
Deft adjective Quick and skilful
Defunct adjective No longer existing or functioning, inactive
Delineate verb Describe or indicate precisely, to draw sketch
Delusion noun A false belief or impression, the act of deluding
Demeanor noun Outward behavior or bearing
Demur verb Raise objections, show reluctance the act of objecting
Demure adjective Decorous, modest, reserved, shy
Denigrate verb To blacken or belittle, criticize unfairly
Denizen noun An inhabitant, a frequent visitor of a particular place
Denounce verb Condemn publicly, publicly declare to be wrong or evil
Deplete verb Reduce the number or quantity of, to use up (resources)
Deprecate verb Express disapproval of, to depreciate; belittle
Depreciate verb Reduce or lessen in value over time
Dereliction noun Failure to do one’s duty, forsaking of
Deride verb To ridicule, to make fun of
Derogatory adjective Critical or disrespectful
Descry verb To catch sight of, to discover
Despicable adjective Deserving scorn, hatred or contempt
Despondent adjective Dejection, sad and dispirited
Desuetude noun Disuse, extinction
Desultory adjective Lacking purpose or enthusiasm, going from one subject to another in a half hearted way, aimless
Detriment noun Harm or damage
Deviant adjective Different from what is considered normal, deviating from normal
Devious adjective Cunning and underhand, not direct, roundabout, not honest
Devolve verb Transfer power to a lower level, to devolve of responsibility
Dexterity noun Skill in performing tasks, skill in using one’s hands, body or mind
Diabolical adjective Of or like the devil, informal-very bad
Diatribe noun a violent verbal attack, a bitter criticism in speech or writing
Dichotomy noun Division into two parts, contrast between two things
Dilettante noun One who is not an expert, a person who takes part in an activity for enjoyment, a dabbler
Diligent adjective Careful and conscientious, hardworking
Discern verb See or be aware of, to perceive or recognize clearly
Disconcert verb Unsettle, upset,
Disconsolate adjective Very unhappy, inconsolable
Discord noun Lack of agreement or harmony harsh and unpleasant noise, quarrel, disagreement
Discretion noun The quality of being discreet, freedom to decide
Discursive adjective Wandering from subject to subject, (topic to topic)
Disenchanted verb Disillusion, having lost one’s good opinion of something
Disgorge verb To eject or cause to pour out
Disingenuous adjective Not sincere
Disparage verb Speak critically of, to discredit
Disparate adjective Very different in kind, distinct
Disquisition noun A long or complex discussion of a subject, a long or elaborate spoken or written report
Disseminate verb Spread widely, to scatter, to spread ideas.
Dissent verb Disagree especially with a widely or officially held view
Dissimulate verb Hide or disguise one’s feelings
Dissonance adjective Lacking harmony, discord
Distraught adjective Very worried and upset, distracted
Divest verb Strip off, to deprive (of rank, power etc)
Divulge verb Reveal information,
Docile adjective Easy to control, easy to discipline, submissive
Dogged adjective Persistent
Dogmatic adjective Firmly putting forward one’s opinion as true, insisting that one’s belief must be accepted
Doldrums noun Low spirits, a state of inactivity or depression
Doleful adjective Sorrowful, sad, mournful
Domineer adjective To rule in a harsh or arrogant way, overbearing and arrogant
Dormant adjective Temporarily inactive, slow down
Double-entendre adjective A word or phrase with two meaning one of which is usually rude
Dowdy adjective not smart or fashionable in dress
Draconian adjective Harsh or strict, cruel, severe
Drivel noun Stupid talk, silly, nonsense
Dubious adjective Hesitating or doubting, doubtful, not reliable or of certain quality
Dullard noun A stupid person or unimaginative person 
Duress noun Force, threat or violence used to force a person to do something
Dysfunctional adjective Not 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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