List of Positive Words That Start With D

Best fifty positive words that start with D are given below

Under the table you also get origin time, meaning, and examples of these words.

1. Dream18. Destiny35. Draw
2. Depth19. Determination36. Decorous
3. Dignity20. Direction37. Discretion
4. Devoted21. Discipline38. Dexterous
5. Desirable22. Darling39. Diligent
6. Delightful23. Discovery40. Demonstrative
7. Deserving24. Dashing41. Didactic
8. Devotion25. Down-to-earth42. Doable
9. Develop26. Dynamic43. Desperate
10. Decent27. Debonair44. Dainty
11. Daring28. Deft45. Decisive
12. Dazzling29. Depict46. Duty
13. Diplomatic30. Dutiful47. Defend
14. Dapper31. Diversity48. Distinct
15. Dear32. Dandy49. Deluxe
16. Dedicated33. Daimon50. Deed
17. Durable34. Divine51. Dulcet

With origin time, meaning and examples-

1. Dream (Noun) (1200–50) Aim, ambition, aspiration, hope, goal.
Dream is what makes you happy, even when you are just trying
You are my most adventure youth dream.

2. Depth (Noun) (1350–1400) Deepness, wisdom, understanding, knowledgeability, range.
Everything he writes demonstrates the depth of his sensibility.
I was impressed by the depth of her knowledge.

3. Dignity (Noun) (1175–1225) Self-respect, Self-esteem, pride, honor, quality.
Only a truly free person has human dignity.
They should be treated with the dignity proper to all individuals created by God.

4. Devoted (Adjective) (1585–95) Loyal, faithful, admiring, dedicated, loving.
She has devoted all her time to helping the sick.
To a devoted couple even water tastes sweet.

5. Desirable (Adjective) (1350–1400) Attractive, appealing, beautiful, erotic, sexy.
She suddenly saw herself as a desirable young woman.
A stable personality and high sense of responsibility are desirable.

6. Delightful (Adjective) (1520–30) Very pleasant, lovely, heavenly, glorious, brilliant.
The old city is a delightful maze for the modern tourist.
It has been a most delightful evening.

7. Deserving (Adjective) (1570–80) Qualified for, justifying, worthy, respectable, excellent.
All people are equal, deserving the same rights as each other.
His efforts are certainly deserving of praise.

8. Devotion (Noun) (1150–1200) Love, loyalty, enthusiasm for a person, religious, holiness.
His success showed his magnetism of courage and devotion.
He is adorable for his devotion to science.

9. Develop (Verb) (1585–95) Grow, expand, enlarge, progress, refine.
Love is photogenic. It needs darkness to develop.
It is important to develop good study skills.

10. Decent (Adjective) (1485–95) Appropriate, acceptable, fit, proper, correct.
He dreams of living in a decent life.
She’s on quite a good/decent salary in her present job.

11. Daring (Adjective) (1575–85) Adventurous, bold, unafraid, confident, heroic.
His daring rescue saved the lives of the youngsters.
He showed great daring.

12. Dazzling (Adjective) (1475–85) Extraordinary, exceptional, outstanding, first-class, remarkable.
I can think of nothing else but your dazzling smile.
The sun was so dazzling that it was impossible to even look at its reflection in the water.

13. Diplomatic (Adjective) (1705–15) Tactful, clever, skillful, polite, thoughtful.
The job requires diplomatic skills of a high order.
He reached ministerial level in the Diplomatic Service.

14. Dapper (Adjective) (1400–50) Smart, sharp, elegant, well dressed, well groomed.
You will look very dapper in a silk leisure suit.
He was a dapper man; he liked to look good.

15. Dear (Adjective) (before 900) Beloved, darling, favorite, intimate, special.
Wisdom is a good purchase though we pay dear for it.
She was a very dear friend.

16. Dedicated (Adjective) (1590–1600) Devote, obligate, commit, assign, allocate.
This book is dedicated to my parents.
He dedicated his life to the service of his country.

17. Durable (Adjective) (1350–1400) Long-lasting, well made, strong, sound, heavy-duty.
Wood is a durable material.
The machines have to be made of durable materials.

18. Destiny (Noun) (1275–1325) Future, fortune, god’s will, luck, nemesis.
Destiny is not a matter of chance. It’s a matter of choice.
We live, to a meeting with a special destiny.

19. Determination (Noun) (1350–1400) Will power, strength of will, decision, fixing, specification.
The first element of success is the determination to succeed.
I admired him for his determination.

20. Direction (Noun) (1375–1425) Command, order, way, route, course, aim.
Ideal is the beacon. Without ideal, there is no secure direction ; without direction, there is no life
A compass shows you which direction is north.

21. Discipline (Noun) (1175–1225) Rule, regulation, self-control, routine, authority.
The aim of discipline is to teach children to behave acceptably.
The soldiers showed perfect discipline under fire.

22. Darling (Noun) (before 900) Dear, sweetheart, beloved, pet, favorite.
Darling you know I love you till the end of time.
Happy birthday, Darling. You are the dearest thing in the world.

23. Discovery (Noun) (1545–55) Find, invention, breakthrough, advance, lucky strike.
Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance.
This new discovery will contribute to all humanity.

24. Dashing (Adjective) (1800–05) Stylish, smart, attractive, elegant, fancy.
He cut a dashing figure in his black-leather jacket and blue jeans.
He was dashing, self-confident and flirtatious.

25. Down-to-earth (Adjective) (1925–30) Realistic, practical, rational, reasonable, matter-of-fact.
He needs to marry a down-to-earth person who will organize his life for him.
Maybe you’re right. I should try to be more down-to-earth.

26. Dynamic (Adjective) (1810–20) Energetic, spirited, active, strong, vigorous.
He seemed a dynamic leader.
She’s young and dynamic and will be a great addition to the team.

27. Debonair (Adjective) (1175–1225) Civil, charming, confident, cultured, cool.
He was a handsome, debonair, death-defying racing-driver.
He’s handsome, debonair and an extremely talented magician with a bent sense of humor.

28. Deft (Adjective) (1175–1225) Expert, skillful, able, adept, masterful.
He has a deft touch with tricky painting jobs.
She answered the journalist’s questions with a deft touch.

29. Depict (Verb) (1625–35) Describe, detail, relate, narrate, represent.
Her paintings depict the lives of ordinary people in the last century.
This is not to say that all history paintings depict nudes.

30. Dutiful (Adjective) (1545–55) Faithful, loyal, attentive, responsible, dedicated.
She continued to play out her role of dutiful daughter.
It is Ego which drives us to be dutiful and fulfil false obligations.

31. Diversity (Noun) (before 900) Variety, multiplicity, variation, diversification, mix.
Two of our greatest strengths are diversity and community.
There is need for greater diversity and choice in education.

32. Dandy (Adjective) (1770–80) Excellent, outstanding, very good, exceptional, marvelous.
It’s all fine and dandy with me.
I read comics, like Victor and Dandy.

33. Daimon (Noun) (1769) Inspiring force, genius, familiar spirit, demon, numen.
The personality is only a form for the manifestation of the daimon.
The Mystic called the power that flashed up within him a daimon.

34. Divine (Adjective) (1275–1325) Religious, holy, blessed, devotional, dedicated to the god.
He went to church, perhaps seeking divine inspiration.
May your family be full of divine blessings on this Thanksgiving!

35. Draw (Verb) (before 900) Sketch, map out, design, represent, chart.
The reader is left to draw his or her own conclusions.
They agreed to draw up a formal agreement.

36. Decorous (Adjective) (1655–65) Appropriate, suitable, proper, decent, becoming.
He gave his wife a decorous kiss.
They go for decorous walks every day in parks with their nanny.

37. Discretion (Noun) (1250–1300) Carefulness, tactfulness, diplomacy, sensitivity, judgment.
You must use your own discretion.
He is the soul of discretion.

38. Dexterous (Adjective) (1595–1605) Able, brilliant, adept, adroit, agile.
The manager was dexterous at handling his staff.
He may be dexterous at football, but he is very clumsy on the dance floor.

39. Diligent (Adjective) (1300–50) Hard-working, industrious, active, laborious, intent.
Lazy hands to be poor; diligent, get rich.
Diligent students occasionally fail this subject.

40. Demonstrative (Adjective) (1350–1400) Open, expressive, friendly, warm, emotional.
We’re a very demonstrative family.
Some children are more demonstrative than others.

41. Didactic (Adjective) (1635–45) Improving, moralistic, educative, informative, instructive.
His novel has a didactic tone.
The play is didactic in tone and ethical in nature.

42. Doable (Adjective) (1400–50) Feasible, practical, capable of being done.
This project may be difficult, but I still think it’s doable.
We’ve got to think first whether this plan is doable.

43. Desperate (Adjective) (1350–1400) Serious, last-chance, eleventh-hour, do-or-die, rash.
Because that desperate love, what I lost you never know.
Desperate diseases must have desperate cures.

44. Dainty (Adjective) (1175–1225) Tasty, delicious, yummy, juicy, fine.
She took a dainty little bite of the apple.
We were given tea, and some dainty little cakes.

45. Decisive (Adjective) (1605–15) Determined, strong-minded, purposeful, strong-willed, dead set.
You need to be more decisive.
This is a time of decisive action and quick thinking.

46. Duty (Noun) (1250–1300) Commitment, responsibility, assignment, obligation, work.
Obedience is the first duty of a soldier.
It’s our duty to save water.

47. Defend (Verb) (1200–50) Protect, safeguard, preserve, shelter, support.
They tried to defend themselves against the enemy with all their might.
It is impossible to defend against an all-out attack.

48. Distinct (Adjective) (1350–1400) Unique, different, dissimilar, individual, separate.
Engineering and technology are disciplines distinct from one another and from science.
There is a distinct improvement in your English.

49. Deluxe (Adjective) (1810–20) Luxurious, magnificent, lavish, exclusive, costly, posh.
This is the standard model, then there’s the deluxe version which costs more.
I liked the deluxe edition, but I could afford only a second best.

50. Deed (Noun) (before 900) Act, legal agreement, contract, effort, action.
He did the good deed on his responsibility.
He is faithful in word and deed.

51. Deep (Adjective) (before 900) In depth, huge, big, great, extensive.
Every day is a beginning. Take a deep breath and start again.
When I’m tired, I like to relax into a deep armchair.

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