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  • 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
    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
    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
    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...

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