[ tou-zuhld ]
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  1. disordered or disheveled: tousled hair; tousled clothes.

Origin of tousled

First recorded in 1840–50; tousle + -ed2

Other words for tousled

Words Nearby tousled Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use tousled in a sentence

  • In one corner was a four-poster bed with the faded peacock-blue dressing-gown pendent below a tousled nightcap of gray silk.

    The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
  • Rays from the low-hanging sun shone through his ruddy, tousled hair, making it gleam like living flame.

    The Argus Pheasant | John Charles Beecham
  • She smiled lazily as she reflected that he would take to mothering; his curly hair begged to be smoothed and tousled.

    Mountain | Clement Wood
  • He was already a notable figure of forceful eloquence and tousled, unkempt hair.

  • The tousled head nodded dumbly; two big tears trickled down the reddened cheeks.

    Flaming June | Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey