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- adj. With the hair uncombed.
- adj. Disorderly or untidy in appearance.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of dishevel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. in disarray; extremely disorderly
Deliberately peppering his utterances with swear words and appearing in public carefully dishevelled is not setting a good example of behaviour.
'Adriana Xenides dead' WEARING tracksuit pants and a loose T-shirt, the "dishevelled" woman flicking through the weekly gossip magazines at Hoxton Park newsagency was unrecognisable.
Yesterday, the swimsuit model was seen smoking a cigarette and looking "dishevelled" for a magazine shoot outside a 1950s-style diner at the hotel.
The photo shoot, in which Bingle was seen smoking a cigarette and looking "dishevelled", is understood to be for Aussie fashion magazine Oyster.
The discussion was the power of literature at work: readers said they wouldn't look at people who asked them for change or looked "dishevelled" the same way.
Yet the only discordant note of an otherwise splendid day occurred at the Strathclyde University disco later that night, when some of us were refused entry to a Martha and the Muffins concert on account of our dishevelled apparel and unsteady gait.
The style here is not so much lazy as relaxed, his lack of concern for form part of his dishevelled private and literary persona.
Over the months and what became over two years, he became increasingly more dishevelled and more aggressive-looking.
But Falk's handicap became Columbo's trademark and enhanced the detective's image as a dishevelled and oddball crime sleuth.
The big guy shuffled forward, tall, slightly stooped, ran his fingers back through his dishevelled grey hair and stuffed it under his cap.
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