verb (used with object), di·shev·eled, di·shev·el·ing or (especially British) di·shev·elled, di·shev·el·ling.
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Origin of dishevel
OTHER WORDS FROM disheveldi·shev·el·ment, noun
Words nearby dishevel
Example sentences from the Web for dishevel
I never can get them there girls of mine to dishevel themselves in time.Manners, Vol 1 of 3|Frances Brooke
Rich chaplets these were, that the winds might not dishevel their comely hair, and this is true i' faith.The Nibelungenlied|Unknown
Men tear their garments; women dishevel their hair; all take off their ornaments, and disfigure their faces with ashes or clay.Fetichism in West Africa|Robert Hamill Nassau
I find it clear and very clarifying, after the innumerable hours I have spent in trying to dishevel him.The Letters of William James, Vol. II|William James