Confused and Misused Words




Confused and Misused Words :


English in the present world is not a foreign language. It has become the International Language in an IT-driven society. One’s success in life has become very much dependent on the level of proficiency in English Language. Nevertheless, English language harbours a number of words that are highly susceptible to be confused or misused.


This page on Confused and Misused Words gives you a compilation of the most frequently misspelled, commonly confused and easily misunderstood words floating around in the English Language. This section will immensely benefit you all new to English language, the aspirants of management entrance exams such as GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL and LSAT as well as the candidates for recruitment-exams. In addition to those who want to enter higher educational portal, those who are in the middle of their professional ladder also will find this section helpful and resourceful. We have done our best in collecting all those confused words. Our team of experts is looking out to add more such pair of confused words to this compilation. This section will be always comprehensive so that your knowledge of English will be updated by your continuous visit to this page.


Since our sole intention is to make this web-portal as complete as possible as far as English language is considered, we add more sections of this nature to make our visitors like you come back regularly to this web-portal. English language is bigger than Atlantic Ocean. The more we add, the more is yet to be added. The more we learn, the more is yet to be learnt. Such is the case of English language which has gained international attention after the onset of computer and internet.


By giving clear and sensible guidance to avoid the common pitfalls of the English language, this page will play a pivotal role in your progress towards professional success.


List of Confused and Misused Words beginning with D :



  1. What is the difference between Dab and Dub?
  2. What is the difference between Daft and Deft?
  3. What is the difference between Daily and Dally?
  4. What is the difference between Dairy and Diary?
  5. What is the difference between Dam and Damn?
  6. What is the difference between Damp and Dump?
  7. What is the difference between Dance and Dunce?
  8. What is the difference between Dank and Dunk?
  9. What is the difference between Dark and Dirk?
  10. What is the difference between Dart and Dirt?
  11. What is the difference between Deaf and Deep and Dip?
  12. What is the difference between Deal and Dill?
  13. What is the difference between Dean and Din?
  14. What is the difference between Dear and Deer?
  15. What is the difference between Decease and Disease?
  16. What is the difference between Decent and Dissent and Descent?
  17. What is the difference between Deem and Dim?
  18. What is the difference between Defer and Differ?
  19. What is the difference between Deference and Difference?
  20. What is the difference between Defy and Deify?
  21. What is the difference between Demur and Demure?
  22. What is the difference between Den and Deign?
  23. What is the difference between Depart and Deport?
  24. What is the difference between Department and Deportment?
  25. What is the difference between Dependant and Dependent?
  26. What is the difference between Desert and Dessert?
  27. What is the difference between Device and Devise?
  28. What is the difference between Devote and Devout?
  29. What is the difference between Dew and Due?
  30. What is the difference between Dinghy and Dingy?
  31. What is the difference between Discard and Discord?
  32. What is the difference between Discreet and Discrete?
  33. What is the difference between Discus and Discuss?
  34. What is the difference between Disinterested and Uninterested?
  35. What is the difference between Divers and Diverse?
  36. What is the difference between Doddle and Doodle?
  37. What is the difference between Doily and Dolly?
  38. What is the difference between Dole and Doll?
  39. What is the difference between Dollar and Dolour?
  40. What is the difference between Door and Dour?
  41. What is the difference between Dose and Doze?
  42. What is the difference between Dot and Dote?
  43. What is the difference between Draft and Draught and Drought?
  44. What is the difference between Drawl and Droll and Drool?
  45. What is the difference between Droop and Drop?
  46. What are the difference between Dual and Duel and Dwell?
  47. What is the difference between Dud and Dude?












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