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Definition of "disheveled" []

  • Being in loose disarray; unkempt, as hair or clothing. (adjective)
  • Marked by disorder; untidy: a disheveled pile of books on the library table. (adjective)

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 "disheveled" in a sentence
  • "The unruly Giant players in disheveled jerseys and beards scream into the clubhouse after hugging and cheering on the field and you hand out a pair of goggles and maybe you will have a beer after it calms down a bit."
  • "I mean, in addition to the fact that he needs a shave -- and he's otherwise disheveled, which is especially bad since he's also overweight... and everyone else is above-average in looks?"
  • "People who knew Weisberg as a child recall a disheveled and awkward boy who habitually chewed on his shirt collar."