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dishevelled

US disheveled

/ (dɪˈʃɛvəld) /
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adjective
(esp of hair) hanging loosely
(of general appearance) unkempt; untidy
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Word Origin for dishevelled

C15 dischevelee, from Old French deschevelé, from des- dis- 1 + chevel hair, from Latin capillus
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