Definition of dishevel in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈʃɛvl/

verb (dishevels, dishevelling, dishevelled; US dishevels, disheveling, disheveled)

[with object]
Make (a person’s hair or clothes) untidy: he ran one hand through his hair, further dishevelling it
More example sentences
  • She was so beautiful, standing there, looking at him with her deep-set eyes and the wind disheveling her hair, blowing it across her peachy skinned face.
  • I sat up quickly, disheveling my clothes and pillows.
  • Alex lightly dug his fist into my head, disheveling my hair.


Probably a back-formation from dishevelled.

Words that rhyme with dishevel

bedevil, bevel, devil, kevel, level, revel, split-level

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Line breaks: dish|evel

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