dishevel

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Etymology[edit]

Old French descheveler

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dishevel (third-person singular simple present dishevels, present participle disheveling or dishevelling, simple past and past participle disheveled or dishevelled)

  1. (transitive) To throw into disorder; upheave.
  2. (transitive) To disarrange or loosen (hair, clothing, etc.).
    • (Can we date this quote by Spenser and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      With garments rent and hair dishevelled, / Wringing her hands and making piteous moan.
    • (Can we date this quote by Cowper and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Like the fair flower dishevelled in the wind.
  3. (intransitive) To spread out in disorder.

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