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Jan

Disheveled / Dishevelled

Dishevelled

My word of the day is:

Disheveled / dishevelled

Dishevelled is an adjective meaning in disarray, unkempt or disorderly.

If you describe someone’s hair or appearance as dishevelled, you mean that it is untidy.

Synonyms of the word dishevelled include: disarranged, disordered, messy, scruffy, untidy, unkempt.

Example of the word dishevelled in use in a sentence:

“His appearance was dishevelled and he was wearing light-coloured clothing, possibly beige.”

Click here to listen the word dishevelled being spoken by a native speaker of English from the south-west of England.

Note: In American English the word is generally spelled disheveled. Whereas, in British English the more usual spelling is dishevelled.

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