[ UK /ɹˈʌmpə‍ld/ ]
[ US /ˈɹəmpəɫd/ ]
  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 rumpled In A Sentence

  • I went into the office to find the offender, and saw a worried woman crumpled in a chair in the corner, wearing a look of weariness and doubt.
  • The ambulance that followed was wrecked, panels ripped off and the front crumpled by the crowds. Times, Sunday Times
  • Five steps up the dirt path, my trachea crumpled, my vertebrae fused, and the small muscles in my back revolted and spasmed.
  • Civil defence, police and the military worked throughout the morning to search for survivors and recover bodies amid the crumpled and charred cars. Times, Sunday Times
  • The map gone!" and he seized the candle from Bud's hand, and, holding it so that its light illuminated the whole bunk, stared wildly down on the rumpled surface of the rude bedtick, which now, the blankets having been thrown off, showed its entire surface to the light of the candle. The Cave of Gold A Tale of California in '49
  • We were also greeted by a large man in rumpled chef's whites and a rakish black beret, a handkerchief knotted jauntily around his neck.
  • He looked rumpled, in an unironed plaid shirt and khakis that suddenly appeared too short, bits of his dark socks visible between hem and shoe. Ann Packer's 'Molten': Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature
  • Currently, a crumpled “riser” pipe is preventing the full flow of oil – like a kinked garden hose – though reports suggest it is gradually deteriorating. Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » Ninety Days of Hell from Decades of Neglect
  • Mr Morgan crumpled to the ground with a fractured rib, collapsed lung and bruising.
  • If you don't want to use a squeegee, you can wipe the windows with lint-free cloth, imitation chamois, or crumpled newspapers.
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