deferential

  1. showing deference

    Synonyms : deferent, regardful

disingenuous

  1. not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness

    Synonyms : artful
    Antonyms : ingenuous
    Examples :
    • an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time
    • a disingenuous excuse

debilitating

  1. impairing the strength and vitality

    Antonyms : invigorating

daguerreotype

  1. a photograph made by an early photographic process; the image was produced on a silver plate sensitized to iodine and developed in mercury vapor

    Type Of : exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture

don

  1. the head of an organized crime family

    Synonyms : father
    Type Of : top dog, head, chief
  2. teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford)

    Synonyms : preceptor
    Type Of : teacher, instructor
  3. put clothing on one's body

    Synonyms : assume, get into, put on, wear
    Type Of : get dressed, dress
    Examples :
    • The princess donned a long blue dress
  4. a European river in southwestern Russia; flows into the Sea of Azov

    Synonyms : don river
  5. a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for men that is prefixed to the forename

    Type Of : title, form of address, title of respect
  6. a Spanish gentleman or nobleman

    Type Of : gentleman
  7. Celtic goddess; mother of Gwydion and Arianrhod; corresponds to Irish Danu

doff

  1. remove

    Type Of : take off
    Examples :
    • He doffed his hat

disabuse

  1. free somebody (from an erroneous belief)

    Type Of : inform

debacle

  1. a sound defeat

    Synonyms : drubbing, slaughter, thrashing, trouncing, walloping, whipping
    Type Of : defeat, licking
  2. a sudden and violent collapse

    Synonyms : fiasco
    Type Of : collapse
  3. flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer

    Type Of : inundation, deluge, alluvion, flood

dispatch

  1. kill intentionally and with premeditation

    Synonyms : bump off, hit, murder, off, polish off, remove, slay
    Type Of : kill
  2. send away towards a designated goal

    Synonyms : despatch, send off
    Type Of : transport, ship, send
  3. the property of being prompt and efficient

    Synonyms : despatch, expedition, expeditiousness
    Type Of : rapidness, rapidity, celerity, quickness, speediness
    Examples :
    • it was done with dispatch
  4. killing a person or animal

    Synonyms : despatch
    Type Of : killing, putting to death, kill
  5. the act of sending off something

    Synonyms : despatch, shipment
    Type Of : going, leaving, departure, going away
  6. an official report (usually sent in haste)

    Synonyms : communique, despatch
    Type Of : account, news report, report, story, write up
  7. complete or carry out

    Synonyms : complete, discharge
    Type Of : fulfil, execute, fulfill, accomplish, action, carry out, carry through
  8. dispose of rapidly and without delay and efficiently

    Type Of : move, act
    Examples :
    • He dispatched the task he was assigned
  9. kill without delay

    Type Of : kill
    Examples :
    • the traitor was dispatched by the conspirators

dexterity

  1. adroitness in using the hands

    Synonyms : manual dexterity, sleight
    Type Of : adeptness, adroitness, deftness, facility, quickness