[kruhm-puh ld]


rumpled; wrinkled; crushed.
bent in a spiral curve: a crumpled ram's horn.

Origin of crumpled

1275–1325; Middle English; variant of crimpled, past participle of crimple
Related formsun·crum·pled, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for uncrumpled

Historical Examples of uncrumpled

  • I rummaged in the wastebasket and uncrumpled the morning's facsimile newspaper.

    Measure for a Loner

    James Judson Harmon

  • Mrs. Hudson was as neat and crisp and uncrumpled at the end of the festival as at the beginning.

    Roderick Hudson

    Henry James

  • To none of them had Monday morning come exactly right—fresh and uncrumpled.

  • The red and white roses of her strong, graceful body were chaste and uncrumpled.

    The Created Legend

    Feodor Sologub

  • She had turned its first pages, the opening chapters had been simple, unruffled, uncrumpled by the hand of men or of Fate.

    The Heart of a Woman

    Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy