(Dis*loy"al) a. [Pref. dis- + loyal: cf. OF. desloial, desleal, F. déloyal. See Loyal.] Not loyal; not
true to a sovereign or lawful superior, or to the government under which one lives; false where allegiance
is due; faithless; as, a subject disloyal to the king; a husband disloyal to his wife.
Without a thought disloyal.Mrs. Browning.
Syn. Disobedient; faithless; untrue; treacherous; perfidious; dishonest; inconstant; disaffected.
(Dis*loy"al*ly), adv. In a disloyal manner.
(Dis*loy"al*ty) n. [Pref. dis- + loyalty: cf. OF. desloiauté, deslealté, F. déloyauté.] Want of
loyalty; lack of fidelity; violation of allegiance.
(Dis*mail") v. t. [Pref. dis- + mail: cf. OF. desmaillier.] To divest of coat of mail. Spenser.
(Dis"mal) a. [Formerly a noun; e. g., "I trow it was in the dismalle." Chaucer. Of uncertain origin; but
perh. (as suggested by Skeat) from OF. disme, F. dîme, tithe, the phrase dismal day properly meaning,
the day when tithes must be paid. See Dime.]
1. Fatal; ill-omened; unlucky. [Obs.]
An ugly fiend more foul than dismal day.Spenser.
2. Gloomy to the eye or ear; sorrowful and depressing to the feelings; foreboding; cheerless; dull; dreary; as,
a dismal outlook; dismal stories; a dismal place.
Full well the busy whisper, circling round,Goldsmith.
Convey'd the dismal tidings when he frowned.
A dismal description of an English November.Southey.
Syn. Dreary; lonesome; gloomy; dark; ominous; ill- boding; fatal; doleful; lugubrious; funereal; dolorous; calamitous; sorrowful; sad; joyless; melancholy; unfortunate; unhappy.
(Dis"mal*ly), adv. In a dismal manner; gloomily; sorrowfully; uncomfortably.
(Dis"mal*ness), n. The quality of being dismal; gloominess.
(Dis*man") v. t. To unman. [Obs.] Feltham.
(Dis*man"tle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dismantled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dismantling ] [F. démanteler,
OF. desmanteler; pref: des- (L. dis-) + manteler to cover with a cloak, defend, fr. mantel, F. manteau,
cloak. See Mantle.]
1. To strip or deprive of dress; to divest.
2. To strip of furniture and equipments, guns, etc.; to unrig; to strip of walls or outworks; to break down; as,
to dismantle a fort, a town, or a ship.
A dismantled house, without windows or shutters to keep out the rain.Macaulay.
3. To disable; to render useless. Comber.
Syn. To demosh; raze. See Demolsh.
(Dis*march") v. i. To march away. [Obs.]
(Dis*mar"ry) v. t. [Pref. dis- + marry: cf. OF. desmarier, F. démarier.] To free from the
bonds of marriage; to divorce. [Obs.] Ld. Berners.