Disheveled Definition

dĭ-shĕvəld
adjective
Having disheveled hair or clothing.
Webster's New World
Disarranged and untidy; tousled; rumpled.
Webster's New World
The definition of disheveled is someone or something that is untidy, messy or unkempt.
A person who has his hair uncombed, his shirt untucked and stains on his shirt is an example of someone who would be described as disheveled.
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verb

Simple past tense and past participle of dishevel.

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Origin of Disheveled

  • Middle English discheveled from Old French deschevele past participle of descheveler to disarrange the hair des- apart dis– chevel hair (from Latin capillus)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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