Search Result for "dishevel":
1. disarrange or rumple; dishevel;
- Example: "The strong wind tousled my hair"
[syn: tousle, dishevel, tangle]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dishevel \Di*shev"el\, v. i. To be spread in disorder or hang negligently, as the hair. [R.] --Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dishevel \Di*shev"el\ (d[i^]*sh[e^]v"'l or -[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disheveledor Dishevelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Disheveling or Dishevelling.] [OF. descheveler, F. d['e]cheveler, LL. discapillare; dis- + L. capillus the hair of the head. See Capillary.] 1. To suffer (the hair) to hang loosely or disorderly; to spread or throw (the hair) in disorder; -- used chiefly in the passive participle. [1913 Webster] With garments rent and hair disheveled, Wringing her hands and making piteous moan. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To spread loosely or disorderly. [1913 Webster] Like the fair flower disheveled in the wind. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
26 Moby Thesaurus words for "dishevel": clutter, confuse, derange, disarrange, disarray, discompose, dislocate, disorder, disorganize, disturb, jumble, knock galley-west, litter, mess, mess up, misarrange, muddle, muss, muss up, perturb, ruffle, rumple, scatter, tousle, unsettle, upset