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Make (a person's hair or clothes) untidy.‘he ran one hand through his hair, further dishevelling it’
disorder, bring into disorder, throw into disorder, put out of place, throw into disarray, make disorderly, disorganize, disturb, displaceView synonyms
- ‘Edward ran a hand through his hair, disheveling it, as he entered his own bedchamber.’
- ‘Alex lightly dug his fist into my head, disheveling my hair.’
- ‘He sighed and ran a hand through his neat hair, disheveling it completely.’
- ‘‘Sorry,’ he runs a hand through his hair, further disheveling it, ‘hope it wasn't too long a wait…‘’
- ‘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 leaned against him, running my fingers through his tidy brown hair, disheveling it.’
- ‘I sat up quickly, disheveling my clothes and pillows.’
Probably a back-formation from dishevelled.
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