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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 ?
Beneath the dirt and dishevelment he recognized him at last, and in the necessity of admitting that it was he, Malbihn was forced to recognize the incentive that had driven Baynes, the weakling and coward, through the savage jungle upon his trail.
Mingott's arm, in a wild dishevelment of stripes and fringes and floating scarves; and as this last apparition glided into view Archer's heart contracted and stopped beating.
Try it again," answered Tom, watching her as she went laughing away, looking all the prettier for her dishevelment. "Dress that girl up, and she 'd be a raving, tearing beauty," added Tom to Maud in a lower tone as he look her into the parlor under his arm.
That's a whole lot of activities, so retreat to the site for a little reward When muscles start to ache, and keeping busy has led to general dishevelment, trip along to the main farmhouse where there's a holistic and beauty salon.
During closing speeches on Thursday, Mr Fyffe told jurors there had been "no sign of dishevelment" of the woman's clothes and added that medical examiners had found no injuries on her.
During closing speeches, Mr Fyffe told jurors there had been "no sign of dishevelment" of the woman's clothes and added that medical examiners had found no injuries on her.
Though his campaign launch was lively enough, his predictable bon homie and studied dishevelment has been conspicuous by its absence.
National Review magazine declared: declaring: "Both men make an art out of chaos, packaging dishevelment and disarray into box-office entertainment.
Until then, had I held in mind an image of someone primed for dishevelment and exile?
As in Purgatorio 19, there is a double movement from dishevelment to beauty and from beauty to exposure--for Jerusalem has sought her security in foreign lands and sacrificed sons and daughters to the images of false gods (16.21-29).
Both their humiliating dishevelment and their constriction within Schutz's frames evoke the precarious status of the contemporary individual, whose image is endlessly circulated, if manipulated, and scrutinized within digital information flows.