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Diss   /dɪs/   Listen

Treat, mention, or speak to rudely.  Synonyms: affront, insult.  "The student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone"

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"Diss" Quotes from Famous Books

... certain diseases, without giving in to the belief which lay at the source of such a mode of expression, they could not speak of demons entering into a man, or being cast out of him, without pledging themselves to the belief of an actual possession of the man by the demons. (Campbell, Prel. Diss. vi. 1, 10.) If, consequently, they did not hold this belief, they spoke not ...
— Collected Essays, Volume V - Science and Christian Tradition: Essays • T. H. Huxley

... which more in the Tale of Sindbad. Meanwhile the reader curious about the Persian Simurgh (thirty bird) will consult the Dabistan, i., 55,191 and iii., 237, and Richardson's Diss. p. xlviii. For the Anka (Enka or Unka—long necked bird) see Dab. iii., 249 and for the Huma (bird of Paradise) Richardson lxix. We still lack details concerning the Ben or Bennu (nycticorax) of Egypt which with the Article pi gave rise to ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 1 • Richard F. Burton

... and it has been suggested that Munday's play may be founded on a now-lost interlude or pageant of Skelton's composing. Robert, Lord Fitz-Walter, a descendant from the original Earls of Huntingdon, was patron of the living at Diss, ...
— Ballads of Robin Hood and other Outlaws - Popular Ballads of the Olden Times - Fourth Series • Frank Sidgwick

... cr. Poet Laureate, and perhaps held the same office under the King. He was appointed tutor to Henry VIII., and notwithstanding his sharp tongue, enjoyed some favour at Court. In 1498 he entered the Church, and became Rector of Diss in his native county. Hitherto he seems to have produced some translations only, but about this time he appears to have struck upon the vein which he was to work with such vigour and popularity. He turned his attention to ...
— A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature • John W. Cousin

... 1-petala, tubulosa; tubo recto, filiformi; limbo 6-partito, campanulato, aequali. Stigmata tria, simplicia. Thunb. Diss. de Ixia. ...
— The Botanical Magazine Vol. 8 - Or, Flower-Garden Displayed • William Curtis

Words linked to "Diss" :   affront, bruise, injure, offend, spite, hurt, wound, insult

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