di·shev·eled or di·shev·elled (dĭ-shĕvəld)
1. Being in loose disarray; unkempt, as hair or clothing.
2. Marked by disorder; untidy: a disheveled pile of books on the library table.
[Middle English discheveled, from Old French deschevele, past participle of descheveler, to disarrange the hair : des-, apart; see DIS- + chevel, hair (from Latin capillus).]
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