tousled

tousled
/tow"zeuhld/, adj.
disordered or disheveled: tousled hair; tousled clothes.
[1840-50; TOUSLE + -ED2]
Syn. messy, tangled, untidy, rumpled.

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  • tousled — tou|sled [ˈtauzəld] adj tousled hair or a tousled appearance looks untidy ▪ She had just awakened, her eyes sleepy and her hair tousled. ▪ A small tousled head appeared in the doorway …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tousled — adjective tousled hair or a tousled appearance looks untidy: She had just awakened, her eyes sleepy and her hair tousled …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tousled — adjective in disarray; extremely disorderly (Freq. 3) her clothing was disheveled powder smeared and frowzled a rumpled unmade bed a bed with tousled sheets his brown hair was tousled, thick, and curly Al Spiers • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tousled — adj. Tousled is used with these nouns: ↑hair …   Collocations dictionary

  • tousled — tou|sled [ tauzld ] adjective tousled hair looks messy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tousled — [[t]ta͟ʊz(ə)ld[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you have tousled hair, it is untidy and looks as if it has not been brushed or combed. Syn: ruffled, dishevelled …   English dictionary

  • tousled — adjective tousled hair Syn: untidy, disheveled, wind blown, messy, disordered, disarranged, messed up, rumpled, uncombed, ungroomed, tangled, wild, unkempt; informal mussed up Ant: neat, tidy …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • tousled — UK [ˈtaʊz(ə)ld] / US adjective tousled hair looks untidy in an attractive way …   English dictionary

  • tousled — [ˈtaʊz(ə)ld] adj tousled hair looks untidy in an attractive way …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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