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verb[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective rumpled
Give a creased, ruffled, or disheveled appearance to.‘a rumpled bed’
crumple, crease, wrinkle, tumble, crush, crinkle, ruck, ruck up, scrunch up, disorderruffle, disarrange, tousle, dishevel, run one's fingers through, riffleView synonyms
- ‘He is dressed in sweatpants and a white t-shirt, his hair all rumpled from lying down on the couch.’
- ‘He looked down at the clothes he'd bought only a few days earlier and saw how rumpled the shirt was.’
- ‘He was still in the outfit I'd picked out for him for the party, but it was rumpled from being slept in.’
- ‘The actor, clad in worn jeans and an old T-shirt, looks as comfy and rumpled as a Sunday morning.’
- ‘He yawned, leaning back in his chair and rumpling his hair.’
- ‘There were black circles around his eyes, and his suit was rumpled, as if he'd been sleeping in it.’
- ‘His big smile and slightly rumpled suits quickly became familiar hallmarks of his personal style.’
- ‘His clothes were rumpled and looked like they'd been slept in more than once.’
- ‘Glancing in the mirror, she saw that her hair was in tangles and her shirt was completely rumpled.’
- ‘He just looks like a regular guy, maybe a little rumpled, sipping his coffee.’
- ‘His blonde hair was rumpled from sleep, and there was still a touch of drowsiness in his eyes.’
- ‘She sighed as, at long last, she fell into her bed, not even noticing the fact that the sheets were rumpled.’
- ‘The cotton of her skirt was slightly rumpled, and she could see a few strands of hair had strayed from her loose bun.’
- ‘She got up, not answering, brushing her blouse and smoothing out the slightly rumpled skirt.’
- ‘Martha swept into the room wearing black, her mid-length light hair rumpled.’
- ‘His dark hair was slightly rumpled from tossing in his sleep, and his cheeks were a rosy color.’
- ‘He rumpled my hair, a rare show of affection, and nudged me toward the car.’
- ‘The door opened a second later and Morgan shuffled out, looking rumpled but presentable.’
- ‘His hair was rumpled and some of his shirt buttons had come undone.’
- ‘His hair was a bit rumpled and his eyes perhaps tired, but otherwise, he appeared the same.’
An untidy state.
Early 16th century (as a noun in the sense ‘wrinkle’): from Middle Dutch rompel.
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