tousled

Anything that's tousled is rumpled or disheveled, like your tousled hair when you first get out of bed in the morning.

The adjective tousled can be used for anything that's untidy, but you'll usually see it describing a head of hair. Tousled hair is messy, windblown, or otherwise unkempt. The verb tousle came first—today it means "make untidy," but originally to tousle was "to handle or push roughly."

Definitions of tousled
  1. adjective
    in disarray; extremely disorderly
    “a bed with tousled sheets”
    “"his brown hair was tousled, thick, and curly"- Al Spiers”
    synonyms: disheveled, dishevelled, frowzled, rumpled
    untidy
    not neat and tidy
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