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used in Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix

5 uses
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messy (untidy or disordered) — especially of a person's clothes and hair
  • There were purple patches on his sunken, veined cheeks, his jowls were aquiver and his thin grey hair dishevelled; he had obviously run here.
    Chapter 14 -- Percy and Padfoot (18% in)
  • He skipped breakfast next morning to scribble down a couple of made-up dreams for Divination, their first lesson, and was surprised to find a dishevelled Ron keeping him company.
    Chapter 13 -- Detention with Dolores (65% in)
  • 'Me,' said Ron, who was still rather dishevelled.
    Chapter 17 -- Educational Decree Number Twenty-four (13% in)
  • Fred, George and Ginny were ushered inside by Professor McGonagall, all three of them looking dishevelled and shocked, still in their night things.
    Chapter 22 -- St Mungo's Hospital for Magicalů. (29% in)
  • When the final bell rang and they were heading back to Gryffindor Tower with their bags, Harry saw, with immense satisfaction, a dishevelled and sootblackened Umbridge tottering sweaty-faced from Professor Flitwick's classroom.
    Chapter 28 -- Snape's Worst Memory (37% in)

There are no more uses of "disheveled" in Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix.

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