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Definition of "dishevel" [di•shev•el]

  • To loosen and let fall (hair or clothing) in disarray. (verb-transitive)
  • To disarrange the hair or clothing of. (verb-transitive)
  • To throw into disorder. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dishevel" in a sentence
  • "September 3rd, 2003 kerfuffle: from dishevel, ruffle."
  • "All the way along the valley people were threading, strangely insignificant, among the grey dishevel of stone and rock, like insects."
  • "Once the tedious papers had been signed, Gloria Englehart, Rebecca's agent, whose styled raven hair was so perfectly molded that not even a major replaneting of the solar system could dishevel it, announced, "Congratulations, you're my newest homeowner.""