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Meaning of DISHEVEL

Pronunciation:  di'shevul

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

DISHEVEL is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: tangle, tousle
 See Also: disarrange



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Di*shev"el\, v. i.
    To be spread in disorder or hang negligently, as the hair.
    [R.] --Sir T. Herbert.
Thesaurus Terms
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