disheveled

US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˈʃɛvəld/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(di shevəld)

From the verb dishevel: (⇒ conjugate)
disheveled is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US)
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
di•shev•el•ed /dɪˈʃɛvəld/USA pronunciation   adj. or (esp. Brit.) -elled. 
  1. (of appearance) in disarray;
    in loose disorder:their disheveled apartment; disheveled hair.
di•shev•el•ment, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
di•shev•eled  (di shevəld),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. hanging loosely or in disorder;
    unkempt:disheveled hair.
  2. untidy;
    disarranged:a disheveled appearance.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] di•shevelled. 
  • Latin capillus
  • Old French deschevele, past participle of descheveler to dishevel the hair, equivalent. to des- dis-1 + -cheveler, derivative of chevel a hair
  • late Middle English discheveled 1375–1425
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged rumpled, messy, slovenly, sloppy.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
di•shev•el  (di shevəl),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -eled, -el•ing  or (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling. 
  1. to let down, as hair, or wear or let hang in loose disorder, as clothing.
  2. to cause untidiness and disarray in:The wind disheveled the papers on the desk.
di•shevel•ment, n. 
  • back formation from disheveled 1590–1600

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
dishevel /dɪˈʃɛvəl/ vb ( -els, -elling, -elled) ( US -els, -eling, -eled)
  1. to disarrange (the hair or clothes) of (someone)
Etymology: 15th Century: back formation from dishevelled

diˈshevelment n
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
dishevelled, US disheveled /dɪˈʃɛvəld/ adj
  1. (esp of hair) hanging loosely
  2. (of general appearance) unkempt; untidy
Etymology: 15th Century dischevelee, from Old French deschevelé, from des- dis-1 + chevel hair, from Latin capillus
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