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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.’
- ‘I sat up quickly, disheveling my clothes and pillows.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘‘Sorry,’ he runs a hand through his hair, further disheveling it, ‘hope it wasn't too long a wait…‘’
- ‘I leaned against him, running my fingers through his tidy brown hair, disheveling it.’
- ‘Alex lightly dug his fist into my head, disheveling my hair.’
- ‘He sighed and ran a hand through his neat hair, disheveling it completely.’
Probably a back-formation from dishevelled.
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