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rum·ple

 (rŭm′pəl)
v. rum·pled, rum·pling, rum·ples
v.tr.
1. To wrinkle or form into folds or creases.
2. To make unkempt or untidy.
v.intr.
1. To become wrinkled or creased.
2. To become unkempt or untidy.
n.
An irregular or untidy crease.

[Perhaps Dutch rompelen, from Middle Dutch rumpelen.]

rum′ply adj.

rumpled

(ˈrʌmpəld)
adj
wrinkled, crumpled, ruffled, or dishevelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rumpled - in disarrayrumpled - in disarray; extremely disorderly; "her clothing was disheveled"; "powder-smeared and frowzled"; "a rumpled unmade bed"; "a bed with tousled sheets"; "his brown hair was tousled, thick, and curly"- Al Spiers
untidy - not neat and tidy; "careless and untidy in her personal habits"; "an untidy living room"; "untidy and casual about money"
Translations

rumpled

[ˈrʌmpəld] adj
[clothes, sheets] → fripé(e)
[person, hair] → ébouriffé(e)rump steak nromsteck m

rumpled

adj clothes, sheetszerknittert; personunordentlich; hairzerzaust
References in classic literature ?
He rumpled his hair with a quick, excited gesture, which with him often announces a new determination, and I could see that my suggestion took hold of him.
Didn't that Dough-Boy, the steward, tell me that of a morning he always finds the old man's hammock clothes all rumpled and tumbled, and the sheets down at the foot, and the coverlid almost tied into knots, and the pillow a sort of frightful hot, as though a baked brick had been on it?
He got it out, rumpled and wilted, and it mightily increased his dismal felicity.
That, marching him constantly up and down by the collar (as if he had been taking too much laudanum), she, at those times, shook him, rumpled his hair, made light of his linen, stopped his ears as if she confounded them with her own, and otherwise tousled and maltreated him.
He was tall and supple, with a pale complexion, large nose, full lips, jet-black eyes, and jet-black hair, brushed high and usually rumpled into a curly tangle.
Fix got up in a somewhat rumpled condition, and, looking at his adversary, coldly said, "Have you done?
Notes and short epistles from her aunt, with divers letters from Anna written slyly in the school-room and slipped into her lap, she was already well acquainted with; but of real, genuine letters, stamped by the post-office, rumpled by the mail-bags, consecrated by the steam-boat, this was certainly the first.
As he stroked his closeclipped white whiskers and ran his hand through the rumpled grey locks above his jutting brows, his disrespectful junior partner thought how much he looked like the Family Physician annoyed with a patient whose symptoms refuse to be classified.
He would have embraced her but, blushing, she stepped aside fearing to be rumpled.
Perhaps it was that the heavy wax-like flowers were so smooth and inarticulate, and his face-- he had thrown his hat away, his hair was rumpled, he held his eye-glasses in his hand, so that a red mark appeared on either side of his nose--was so worried and garrulous.
After a moment he moved away and let her rise, when she set about smoothing down her rumpled coat, while he came stalking toward Dian and me.
It was as though Numa, emerging from a fight, had shaken himself to straighten his rumpled mane and coat, and yet, too, there was something uncanny about it as there had been when the savage growls and hideous snarls issued from those clean-cut lips.