dishevel

[ dih-shev-uh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF dishevel

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I never can get them there girls of mine to dishevel themselves in time.

I find it clear and very clarifying, after the innumerable hours I have spent in trying to dishevel him.

Rich chaplets these were, that the winds might not dishevel their comely hair, and this is true i' faith.

WORD ORIGIN

originally an adjective, "bare-headed," late 14c., variant (with muted final -e) of dishevely, from Old French deschevele "bare-headed, with shaven head," past participle adjective from descheveler "to disarrange the hair," from des- "apart" (see dis-) + chevel "hair," from Latin capillus "hair" (see capillary). Of the hair, "dissheveled," mid-15c. OED says use as a verb is chiefly a back-formation from disheveled.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DISHEVEL

disorder

verbmix up, disarrange
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