THE OPEN DICTIONARY
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(verb) : to be less than a specified level (extent, magnitude, or degree of intensity).
Submitted by: Anonymous on Apr. 09, 2007 18:46
(verb) : to be less than a specified or desired level
Quarterly profits deceeded projections due to product marketing failures. When the temperature deceeds the setpoint, the furnace will be turned on.
Submitted by: Stephen Pottle from Canada on Sep. 28, 2005 06:54
(adjective) : devious and deceptive
his mind works in deceivious ways.
Submitted by: T Clere from Oklahoma on Sep. 24, 2007 16:30
(adjective) : having traits that are evil and untrustworthy. Being a coniving liar.
Steve was caught cheating and lying behind Michelle's back therefore he is deceivious
Submitted by: Matthew Deibel from Ohio on Jun. 19, 2006 18:10
(adjective) : possessing both deceitful and devious qualities
Submitted by: Mike from Virginia on Feb. 13, 2006 20:09
(adjective) : One who misleading, tricky and cunning. This person is the ultimate deceiver. This is a combination of the words deceitful and devious.
Don't trust that man, he is deceivious. I deceiviously snuck my purchases into the bedroom so my husband wouldn't see.
Submitted by: Julie McWhorter from California on Feb. 01, 2006 18:22
decentive (noun) : An external inducement for acting based on negative consequences of inaction (cf. the positive inducement for action connoted by "incentive")
Though not enthusiastic about the party, the thought of his friends asking him to justify his absence proved sufficient decentive to attend.
Submitted by: P. McK. Woutat from Minnesota on Jul. 10, 2006 13:34
deceptograph (noun) : a portable device that is used to detect lies or deception based on brain waves
I got a new deceptograph. —Mason, January 15, 2008
Submitted by: Mason from Georgia Us on Jan. 14, 2008 07:49
Decheckify (verb) : To remove the check from a checkbox.
To deactivate this feature, decheckify the option box on the setup window.
Submitted by: Bill Durr from Georgia Us on Oct. 14, 2005 15:10
dechristmatize (verb) : To remove Christmas decorations after the holiday is over.
The day after New Year's Day is a good time to dechristmatize your home.
Submitted by: Chad from Minnesota on Jan. 04, 2007 09:05
dechronological (adjective) : reverse chronological
Please present the events in dechronological order.
Submitted by: Nellie Gambarin from New York on Apr. 29, 2008 12:07
(noun) : a person who never tries to improve himsellf; poor self-esteem; having no plans for the future
Be strong, don't be a deckett, you ahve a bright future ahead of you. —Bryan Jamora, self discovery, January 21, 2006
Submitted by: bryan or brix from Philippines on Jan. 20, 2006 21:30
(noun) : a person who never tries to improve himself; poor self-esteem, having no plans for the future
Be strong, don't be a decket, you have a bright future ahead of you. —Bryan Jamora, self discovery, January 21, 2006
Submitted by: bryan or brix from Philippines on Jan. 20, 2006 20:53
deckspertise (noun) : The ability to skillfully craft Powerpoint presentations. A consultant skill often based on the ability to claim ownership of common knowledge through skillful presentation.
The consultant showed her deckspertise as she created a Powerpoint presentation restating the obvious in an authoritative manner.
Submitted by: PEB from Ohio on Mar. 11, 2007 04:10
decleat (verb) : [American football]to tackle or block a player : to knock a player off his feet
Javier was decleated on the ensuing kickoff and had to be helped from the field.
Submitted by: David Eagan from Alabama on Sep. 09, 2008 11:42
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