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disheveled

[dih-shev-uh ld] /dɪˈʃɛv əld/
adjective
1.
hanging loosely or in disorder; unkempt:
disheveled hair.
2.
untidy; disarranged:
a disheveled appearance.
Also, especially British, dishevelled.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English discheveled < Old French deschevele, past participle of descheveler to dishevel the hair, equivalent to des- dis-1 + -cheveler, derivative of chevel a hair < Latin capillus
Related forms
undisheveled, adjective
Synonyms
2. rumpled, messy, slovenly, sloppy.
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disheveled
also dishevelled, mid-15c., pp. adj. from dishevel; originally "without dressed hair;" general sense of "with disordered dress" is from 1610s.
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