dishevelled dishevelled

Definition(s):

  1. (v) disarrange or rumple; dishevel
  2. (adj) in disarray; extremely disorderly

Usage(s):

  1. He was lying on the dishevelled bed, a sticky gutter of blood marked from his temple down to the collar of his uniform.
  2. He slept, ate and studied erratically, suffered violent headaches and worked at a dishevelled desk, but was an honor student for four years and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
  3. Fists flew in the audience; police swooped down in platoons, and the performance proceeded to a dishevelled but triumphant curtain.

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  1. Sir Trevor said: "He was in a state of considerable shock. He looked very dishevelled. He looked as though he had been through a pretty horrifying experience."
    on Oct 3, 2006 By: Sir Trevor McDonald Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. Or indeed of enduring 12 hours in a train carriage with Dermot Reeve and his guitar, an experience Atherton described as "enough to make anyone feel utterly dishevelled".
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Michael Atherton Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "For ordinary Iraqis to see the former tyrant dishevelled, being manhandled and pulled from a hole is the final moment of liberation from the dictatorship," said Toby Dodge, an Iraq specialist at Warwick University and the International...
    on Dec 14, 2003 By: Toby Dodge Source: guardian.co.uk

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