Definitions

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  • adjective Wrinkled; crumpled.

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  • adjective wrinkled or crumpled
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of rumple.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective in disarray; extremely disorderly

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Examples

  • Javier Oliva-Madrid carried about $18,000 in rumpled small bills into a Tysons Corner car dealership to help pay for a Toyota 4Runner.

    Probe reveals inner workings of ring shipping drugs from Mexico to D.C. area

  • (I picture him in rumpled tie elbowing his laughing-head-into-her-hands hostess while he gestures breezily with a glass of chardonnay — white wine itself being much classier in 1983 than now.)

    Class Dismissed

  • Javier Oliva-Madrid carried about $18,000 in rumpled small bills into a Tysons Corner car dealership to help pay for a Toyota 4Runner.

    Probe reveals inner workings of ring shipping drugs from Mexico to D.C. area

  • Javier Oliva-Madrid carried about $18,000 in rumpled small bills into a Tysons Corner car dealership to help pay for a Toyota 4Runner.

    Probe reveals inner workings of ring shipping drugs from Mexico to D.C. area

  • (I picture him in rumpled tie elbowing his laughing-head-into-her-hands hostess while he gestures breezily with a glass of chardonnay — white wine itself being much classier in 1983 than now.)

    Class Dismissed

  • Textile and clothing factories moved in, and you could buy blouses, veils and pants, stacked in rumpled mountains in souks and markets, cheaper than you could make them at home.

    LA Times Series on Life in Cairo, #5: Sewing Machine Repairman

  • At a time when the press failed to check a reactionary Administration, when the opposition party all too often chose timidity, it was the lowly and anonymous bureaucrats, clad in rumpled suits, ID badges dangling from their necks, who, in their own quiet, behind-the-scenes way, took to the ramparts to defend the integrity of the American system of government.

    Matthew Yglesias » Bureaucracy: Teh Awesome

  • "What for?" asked the voice, which Dickie now perceived came from a gentleman in rumpled hair and a very loose pink flannel suit, with cordy things on it such as soldiers have.

    Harding's Luck

  • The American stage and screen actor who became identified as the rumpled detective title character on "Colombo," which spanned 30 years in primetime U.S. television.

    The Seattle Times

  • The American stage and screen actor who became identified as the rumpled detective title character on "Colombo," which spanned 30 years in primetime U.S. television.

    The Seattle Times

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