hanging loosely or in disorder; unkempt: disheveled hair.
untidy; disarranged: a disheveled appearance.
- Also especially British, di·shev·elled .
- un·di·shev·eled, adjective
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How to use disheveled in a sentence
The Sosoon beard brush and comb can untangle whiskers and eliminate the disheveled bed-beard look.Best beard product for the best beard of your life | Florie Korani | August 18, 2021 | Popular-Science
Back at his ramshackle little hut, our disheveled loner rewards her with a nicely prepared dinner of something-or-other.In Pig, Nicolas Cage Plays a Grouchy, Meditative Hermit—and Gives His Best Performance in Years | Stephanie Zacharek | July 15, 2021 | Time
They were disheveled, zoned out, and looking like predators resting after a hunt.Voyagers explores complexities of coming of age in space | Jennifer Ouellette | April 10, 2021 | Ars Technica
This sound envelopes Danielle toward the end of the film, disheveled and emotionally overwhelmed as she approaches Kim and Max.How ‘Shiva Baby’ captures the anxieties of being a young woman | Sonia Rao | April 2, 2021 | Washington Post
This place gave me hope that if we give our local landscapes a chance—not despite how disheveled they are or what history they might hold, but because of it—we are likely to be amazed.
Lemkin hung around the proceedings, disheveled and unkempt, but determined.
When he expresses concern over her bruised and disheveled appearance, she lies and tells him that she fainted.How Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt Navigated Anna's Controversial Rape Arc | Kevin Fallon | August 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The seizing of an American reporter was only a matter of time, and the bespectacled and disheveled Ostrovsky was a prime target.
In the language of fashion, their twenty-something, cool-girl angst apparently translates to “disheveled ball gown chic.”
When he arrived there, the disheveled outdoorsman was greeted at the airport by hundreds of fans.Burt’s Bees Co-Founder Burt Shavitz on the Doc ‘Burt’s Buzz,’ and Losing Millions | Marlow Stern | September 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
At this point Harry entered and stood afar off, eying Punch, a disheveled heap in the corner of the room, with disgust.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
"I have been weeping," she replied sweetly, staunching her wound with a lock of her long disheveled hair.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue
At the center of the sanctuary stood Perrette the Ribald, her hair disheveled like a Bacchante's.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue
Still warm from his ride and insultingly disheveled, he sat in the imitation of the great throne on his capital planet, Hebryxid.The Envoy, Her | Horace Brown Fyfe
This tree, as well as the drooping acacia, leaned over the ground with long leaves like disheveled hair.It Is Never Too Late to Mend | Charles Reade