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disheveled


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disheveled  \Di*shev"eled\,  a. 
  1.  Having  in  loose  disorder;  disarranged;  as  disheveled 
  hair. 
 
  2.  Having  the  hair  in  loose  disorder. 
 
  The  dancing  maidens  are  disheveled  M[ae]nads.  --J. 
  A.  Symonds 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dishevel  \Di*shev"el\  (d[i^]*sh[e^]v"'l  or  -[e^]l),  v.  t.  [imp. 
  &  p.  p.  {Disheveled}or  {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. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disheveled 
  adj  :  in  disarray;  extremely  disorderly;  "her  clothing  was 
  disheveled";  "powder-smeared  and  frowzled";  "a  rumpled 
  unmade  bed";  "a  bed  with  tousled  sheets";  "his  brown 
  hair  was  tousled,  thick,  and  curly"-  Al  Spiers  [syn:  {dishevelled}, 
  {frowzled},  {rumpled},  {tousled}] 




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