Disarming
Disarm Dis*arm", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disarming}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disarming}.] [OE. desarmen, F. d['e]sarmer; pref. d['e]s- (L. dis-) + armer to arm. See {Arm}.] 1. To deprive of arms; to take away the weapons of; to deprive of the means of attack or defense; to render defenseless. [1913 Webster]

Security disarms the best-appointed army. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

The proud was half disarmed of pride. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. To deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to render harmless or innocuous; as, to disarm a man's wrath. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • disarming — adj. 1. capable of allaying suspicion or hostility and inspiring confidence; as, a disarming smile. [WordNet 1.5] 2. capable of allaying hostility. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disarming — n. act of reducing or depriving of weapons. Syn: disarmament. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disarming — [adj] charming bewitching, convincing, deferential, ingratiating, ingratiatory, insinuating, insinuative, inveigling, irresistible, likable, persuasive, saccharine, seductive, silken, silky, winning; concept 401 Ant. despicable, disgusting …   New thesaurus

  • disarming — ► ADJECTIVE 1) allaying suspicion or hostility. 2) captivating; charming. DERIVATIVES disarmingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • disarming — [disärm′iŋ, dis′ärm′iŋ] adj. 1. removing or allaying suspicions, fears, or hostility 2. making friendly or agreeable; ingratiating disarmingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • disarming — [[t]dɪ̱sɑ͟ː(r)mɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If someone or something is disarming, they make you feel less angry or hostile. Leonard approached with a disarming smile... When you meet him, he is disarming as he talks about himself. Syn: charming Derived… …   English dictionary

  • Disarming — Disarm Dis*arm , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disarming}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disarming}.] [OE. desarmen, F. d[ e]sarmer; pref. d[ e]s (L. dis ) + armer to arm. See {Arm}.] 1. To deprive of arms; to take away the weapons of; to deprive of the means of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disarming — adjective Date: 1839 allaying criticism or hostility ; ingratiating < a disarming smile > • disarmingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disarming — disarmingly, adv. /dis ahr ming/, adj. removing or capable of removing hostility, suspicion, etc., as by being charming: a disarming smile. [1540 50; DISARM + ING2] Syn. winning, engaging, winsome. * * * …   Universalium

  • disarming — adj. Disarming is used with these nouns: ↑smile …   Collocations dictionary

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