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Friday, January 25, 2008

Definitions for disheveled

  1. In loose disorder; disarranged; unkempt; as, "disheveled hair."

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Citations for disheveled
His cheeks were perpetually rosy, and his thinning sandy brown hair was brushed straight back -- and disheveled just enough to suggest a man in a hurry. Kai Bird, The Color of Truth
I was known for my disheveled attire, messy desk and erratic work habits. Michael Isikoff, Uncovering Clinton
Origin of disheveled
late Middle English
1375-1425
Disheveled is from Old French descheveler, "to disarrange the hair," from des-, "apart" (from Latin dis-) + chevel, "hair," from Latin capillus.