from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being in loose disarray; unkempt, as hair or clothing.
- adj. Marked by disorder; untidy: a disheveled pile of books on the library table.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. untidy or unkempt; messy
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of dishevel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Hanging in loose disorder; disarranged; in disarray; not made neat; -- used especially of hair or clothing.
- adj. Having the hair in loose disorder.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. in disarray; extremely disorderly
Middle English discheveled, from Old French deschevele, past participle of descheveler, to disarrange the hair : des-, apart; see dis- + chevel, hair (from Latin capillus).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)