verb (used with object), di·shev·eled, di·shev·el·ing or (especially British) di·shev·elled, di·shev·el·ling.
Origin of dishevel
Examples from the Web for dishevelment
Harry has been photographed coming out of Mahiki in various stages of dishevelment over the years.Where Will Harry Party Back in London, And Who Will He Be Kissing?|Tom Sykes|January 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But it has an idle abundance and wantonness, a romantic shabbiness and dishevelment.Italian Hours|Henry James
Dishevelment is seldom fair to see, and Theresa did not look beautiful.Yonder|Emily Hilda Young
Two hours later Bazarov re-entered his bedroom in a state of dishevelment and despondency, and with his boots soaked with dew.Fathers and Sons|Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
It is impossible to believe that there is no remedy for its unevenness and dishevelment, or that the remedy is a secret.Pax Vobiscum|Henry Drummond
Don't detain her,' he added, as Alda would have modified her dishevelment by removing the wreath and veil. 'The Pillars of the House, Vol. II (of 2)|Charlotte M. Yonge
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
Word Origin for dishevel
originally an adjective, "bare-headed," late 14c., variant (with muted final -e) of dishevely, from Old French deschevele "bare-headed, with shaven head," past participle adjective from descheveler "to disarrange the hair," from des- "apart" (see dis-) + chevel "hair," from Latin capillus "hair" (see capillary). Of the hair, "dissheveled," mid-15c. OED says use as a verb is chiefly a back-formation from disheveled.