Definitions for: Dishevel

[v] disarrange or rumple; dishevel; "The strong wind tousled my hair"

Webster (1913) Definition: Di*shev"el (d[i^]*sh[e^]v"'l or -[e^]l), v. t. [imp.
& p. p. Disheveledor Dishevelled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Disheveling or Dishevelling.] [OF. descheveler, F.
d['e]cheveler, LL. discapillare; dis- + L. capillus the hair
of the head. See Capillary.]
1. To suffer (the hair) to hang loosely or disorderly; to
spread or throw (the hair) in disorder; -- used chiefly in
the passive participle.

With garments rent and hair disheveled, Wringing her
hands and making piteous moan. --Spenser.

2. To spread loosely or disorderly.

Like the fair flower disheveled in the wind.

Di*shev"el, v. i.
To be spread in disorder or hang negligently, as the hair.
[R.] --Sir T. Herbert.

Synonyms: tangle, tousle

See Also: disarrange

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