- v disarrange or rumple; dishevel
- s in disarray; extremely disorderly
- In the midst of the hubbub Senator Beveridge appeared on the floor with his hair very much dishevelled as he cried out, 'Where is that blankety-blank preacher, we want him to .
- Sinclair Lewis: "Pinkish, redhead, hair smooth and flattened in front, neglected, dishevelled and bunched in brief strands behind.
- He was lying on the dishevelled bed, a sticky gutter of blood marked from his temple down to the collar of his uniform.
- Sir Trevor McDonald in guardian.co.uk
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."
- Michael Atherton in guardian.co.uk
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".
- Toby Dodge in guardian.co.uk
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...