disheveled

[ dih-shev-uhld ]
/ dɪˈʃɛv əld /

adjective

hanging loosely or in disorder; unkempt: disheveled hair.
untidy; disarranged: a disheveled appearance.

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Also especially British, di·shev·elled .

Origin of disheveled

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

OTHER WORDS FROM disheveled

un·di·shev·eled, adjective
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