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Definition messy (untidy or disordered) — especially of a person's clothes and hair
  • Her clothing was disheveled.
disheveled = messy (not properly in place)
  • She was disheveled and distraught.
  • she smoothed and fastened up Jo's disheveled hair.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • a glance of disdain at his fellows who strewed the ground, choking with dust, red from perspiration, misty-eyed, disheveled.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • I apologized for my disheveled appearance and thanked her, then asked if she wouldn't mind leaving us alone.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • disheveled = messy (untidy or in disarray) — especially of a person's clothes and hair
  • She stopped and scratched her disheveled red hair.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • disheveled = messy (untidy or disordered)
  • She glares at me, pinching her nose closed, her hair disheveled, her free hand trembling.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • disheveled = messy
  • He was there at the table, silent and disheveled, holding his cup of strong, black coffee in both hands, when Tom and Meo went in to eat supper.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • disheveled = messy (untidy or in disarray) — especially of a person's clothes and hair
  • The Christmas Tree is in the corner by the piano, stripped of its ornaments and with burnt-down candle-ends on its dishevelled branches.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll's House
  • dishevelled = disordered (messy or not tidy)
  • Gregor's mother, her hair still dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked at his father.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • dishevelled = messy
  • ...a few minutes later, a disheveled, sleepy-eyed Jason joined us.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • disheveled = messy (untidy or in disarray) — especially of a person's clothes and hair
  • She wipes her face with a moist cloth and runs her fingers through her sleep-disheveled hair in a vain effort and ties an apron around her housecoat.
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • disheveled = messy
  • Pale though he was from long imprisonment in the Deep Lands, dressed in black, dusty, dishevelled, and weary, there was something in his face and air which no one could mistake.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair
  • dishevelled = messy (untidy or in disarray) — especially of a person's clothes and hair
  • Dain Waris's mother crouched at the head of the body, and the grey dishevelled hair concealed her face.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • I could go to the Commander, fall on the floor, my hair disheveled, as they say, grab him around the knees, confess, weep, implore.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • They are drunk and look blowsy and disheveled.
    Eugene O'Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • Apparently Mr. Malfoy had set out in a great hurry, for not only were his shoes half-polished, but his usually sleek hair was disheveled.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • And she rose, with her hair dishevelled, and her lips foaming.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The hair dishevelled fell over her face.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Chris Raleigh came in about eight, tossing a surprised look at my bleary eyes and disheveled appearance.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die

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