Definition of Disheveled

1. Adjective. In disarray; extremely disorderly. "His brown hair was tousled, thick, and curly"

Exact synonyms: Dishevelled, Frowzled, Rumpled, Tousled
Similar to: Untidy



Definition of Disheveled

1. a. Hanging in loose disorder; disarranged; as, disheveled hair.

Definition of Disheveled

1. Adjective. untidy or unkempt; messy ¹

2. Verb. (past of dishevel) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disheveled

1. dishevel [v] - See also: dishevel

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disheveled

dishelming
dishelms
disherison
disherit
disheritance
disherited
disheriting
disheritor
disheritors
disherits
dishes
dishes out
dishes up
dishevel
dishevele
disheveled (current term)
disheveledly
disheveling
dishevelled
dishevelledly
dishevelling
dishevelment
dishevels
dishful
dishfuls
dishier
dishiest
dishily
dishiness
dishing

Literary usage of Disheveled

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"The head appears to fall back, as in death; and from this lines of snow, like long disheveled silvery tresses, stream in all directions. ..."

2. Lectures, Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the World's Famous by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"The head appears to fall back, as in death; and from this lines of snow, like long disheveled silvery tresses, stream in all directions. ..."

3. So Here Cometh White Hyacinths: Being a Book of the Heart by Elbert Hubbard (1907)
"With bloodshot eyes, disheveled hair, and burning thirst, she hurries along—watched, hunted, hooted J* She draws her tattered shawl closer about her ..."

4. The Homes of the New World: Impressions of America by Fredrika Bremer (1853)
"... "bright black eyes and disheveled hair, thus seen in the light of the flickering fire. Besides this, they were friendly, and seemed amused by my visit. ..."

5. Jokes for All Occasions: Selected and Ed. by One of America's Foremost (1922)
"The colored man was in a highly disheveled state and his face was bruised badly. His eyes popped at sight of the furious traveling man, who allowed no ..."

6. Parisian Sights and French Principles: Seen Through American Spectacles by James Jackson Jarves (1852)
"... ragged, disheveled, reek- PARISIANS AROUSED ing with the sweat of a hundred barricades, and screaming that dreadful war-cry of crime, " Ca ira ! ..."

7. History of the City and Cathedral of Lichfield by John Jackson (1805)
"The first, on the left, was St. Peter ; the next, the Virgin Mary ; the third, Mary Magdalen, with the drapery disheveled. The other three were St. Philip, ..."

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