dishevel


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di·shev·el

 (dĭ-shĕv′əl)
tr.v. di·shev·eled, di·shev·el·ing, di·shev·els or di·shev·elled or di·shev·el·ling
1.
a. To loosen and let fall (hair or clothing) in disarray.
b. To disarrange the hair or clothing of.
2. To throw into disorder.

[Back-formation from disheveled.]

di·shev′el·ment n.

dishevel

(dɪˈʃɛvəl)
vb, -els, -elling or -elled, -els, -eling or -eled
1. (Clothing & Fashion) to disarrange (the hair or clothes) of (someone)
2. (Hairdressing & Grooming) to disarrange (the hair or clothes) of (someone)
[C15: back formation from dishevelled]
diˈshevelment n

di•shev•el

(dɪˈʃɛv əl)

v.t. -eled, -el•ing (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling.
1. to let down, as hair, or wear or let hang in loose disorder, as clothing.
2. to cause untidiness and disarray in.
[1590–1600; back formation from disheveled]
di•shev′el•ment, n.

dishevel


Past participle: dishevelled
Gerund: dishevelling

Imperative
dishevel
dishevel
Present
I dishevel
you dishevel
he/she/it dishevels
we dishevel
you dishevel
they dishevel
Preterite
I dishevelled
you dishevelled
he/she/it dishevelled
we dishevelled
you dishevelled
they dishevelled
Present Continuous
I am dishevelling
you are dishevelling
he/she/it is dishevelling
we are dishevelling
you are dishevelling
they are dishevelling
Present Perfect
I have dishevelled
you have dishevelled
he/she/it has dishevelled
we have dishevelled
you have dishevelled
they have dishevelled
Past Continuous
I was dishevelling
you were dishevelling
he/she/it was dishevelling
we were dishevelling
you were dishevelling
they were dishevelling
Past Perfect
I had dishevelled
you had dishevelled
he/she/it had dishevelled
we had dishevelled
you had dishevelled
they had dishevelled
Future
I will dishevel
you will dishevel
he/she/it will dishevel
we will dishevel
you will dishevel
they will dishevel
Future Perfect
I will have dishevelled
you will have dishevelled
he/she/it will have dishevelled
we will have dishevelled
you will have dishevelled
they will have dishevelled
Future Continuous
I will be dishevelling
you will be dishevelling
he/she/it will be dishevelling
we will be dishevelling
you will be dishevelling
they will be dishevelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dishevelling
you have been dishevelling
he/she/it has been dishevelling
we have been dishevelling
you have been dishevelling
they have been dishevelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dishevelling
you will have been dishevelling
he/she/it will have been dishevelling
we will have been dishevelling
you will have been dishevelling
they will have been dishevelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dishevelling
you had been dishevelling
he/she/it had been dishevelling
we had been dishevelling
you had been dishevelling
they had been dishevelling
Conditional
I would dishevel
you would dishevel
he/she/it would dishevel
we would dishevel
you would dishevel
they would dishevel
Past Conditional
I would have dishevelled
you would have dishevelled
he/she/it would have dishevelled
we would have dishevelled
you would have dishevelled
they would have dishevelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dishevel - disarrange or rumpledishevel - disarrange or rumple; dishevel; "The strong wind tousled my hair"
disarrange - destroy the arrangement or order of; "My son disarranged the papers on my desk"

dishevel

verb
To put (the hair or clothes) into a state of disarray:
Translations
References in classic literature ?
Milady, who had arisen, threw herself quickly into the armchair, her head thrown back, her beautiful hair unbound and disheveled, her bosom half bare beneath her crumpled lace, one hand on her heart, and the other hanging down.
"So," replied De Winter, laughing, "that beautiful hair so skillfully disheveled, that white skin, and that languishing look, have not yet seduced you, you heart of stone?"
Yes, yes; I think a little dirty man with a disheveled beard was stooping down doing something, and all of a sudden he began saying some strange words in French.
When he saw the first hussar with the unbuttoned uniform of his regiment, when he recognized red-haired Dementyev and saw the picket ropes of the roan horses, when Lavrushka gleefully shouted to his master, "The count has come!" and Denisov, who had been asleep on his bed, ran all disheveled out of the mud hut to embrace him, and the officers collected round to greet the new arrival, Rostov experienced the same feeling his mother, his father, and his sister had embraced him, and tears of joy choked him so that he could not speak.
There was a flash of the great sword as the outlaw swung it to the full of his mighty strength through an arc that passed above the shoulders of Peter of Colfax, and the grinning head rolled upon the floor, while the loathsome carcass, that had been a baron of England, sunk in a disheveled heap among the rushes of the great hall of the castle of Leybourn.
"Pretty mess, what?" he remarked with a wry smile, indicating his bloody and disheveled state.
She was a brave figure; even her soiled and torn riding togs and disheveled hair detracted nothing from her appearance.
It was a pictorial sheet, and Jo examined the work of art nearest her, idly wondering what fortuitous concatenation of circumstances needed the melodramatic illustration of an Indian in full war costume, tumbling over a precipice with a wolf at his throat, while two infuriated young gentlemen, with unnaturally small feet and big eyes, were stabbing each other close by, and a disheveled female was flying away in the background with her mouth wide open.
It seemed unbelievable that such could be the case, and yet, too, it seemed almost equally unbelievable that this beautiful girl was the same disheveled, half naked, little sprite who skipped nimbly among the branches of the trees as they ran and played in the lazy, happy days of the past.
"It's disheartening to see the legal aid plan in such dishevel," Judge Chadwick said in his written ruling released yesterday.
scapigliatura Italian, literally, a disheveled state, dissoluteness, loose living, a derivative of scapigliare to dishevel
Funded by the Korean Ministry of Science, a team led by professor Choi Kang-yell has come up with a protein called CXXC-type zinc finger protein 5, which can bind the disheveled protein that triggers hair loss.