dishevel

verb di·shev·el \ di-ˈshev-əl \
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of dishevel

disheveled or dishevelled; disheveling or dishevelling play \-ˈshe-v(ə-)liŋ\
transitive verb
: to throw into disorder or disarray

dishevelment

play \-ˈshev-əl-mənt\ noun

Examples of dishevel in a Sentence

  1. decorations for the garden wedding that had been disheveled by the wind

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Origin and Etymology of dishevel

back-formation from disheveled



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