[ UK /dɪʃˈɛvə‍ld/ ]
  1. in disarray; extremely disorderly
    powder-smeared and frowzled
    her clothing was disheveled
    a rumpled unmade bed
    his brown hair was tousled, thick, and curly
    a bed with tousled sheets
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How To Use dishevelled In A Sentence

  • I looked up to see Brody onstage, his dishevelled dark brown hair flopping across his forehead and both hands hanging onto the microphone.
  • The treaty usually took place in the dishevelled drawing-room, after a round of the widely parted chambers, where frowzy beds, covered with frowzy white counterpanes, stood on frowzy carpets or yet frowzier mattings, and dusty windows peered into purblind courts. London Films
  • People who knew Weisberg as a child recall a disheveled and awkward boy who habitually chewed on his shirt collar. One Smart Bookie
  • You might have noticed by now that the keywords Mr. McWhorter has chosen to mark "language-ness" spell out the word "idiom"—which is apt, in that idioms are the parts of language that are the most ingrown, disheveled, intricate, oral and mixed. Strange and Twisted Tongues
  • He was best known for his role as the dishevelled and eccentric television detective Columbo, which he played for more than 30 years.
  • His eyes were sunken, his chin unshaved and his hair and even his clothing looked disheveled.
  • The poor garden is looking bedraggled: dry and dishevelled.
  • I raked my shaky hand through my uncombed, disheveled hair.
  • Suddenly Ah - chin rushed in sobbing and wailing, her dishevelled hair hanging over her face.
  • In addition, they have a rough coat that gives them a disheveled appearance.
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