Bedraggled vs Tousle - What's the difference?

bedraggled | tousle |

As verbs the difference between bedraggled and tousle

is that bedraggled is (bedraggle) while tousle is to put into disorder; to tumble; to touse; to muss.

As an adjective bedraggled

is wet and limp; unkempt.

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(en adjective)
  • wet and limp; unkempt
  • decaying, decrepit or dilapidated
  • * 1919 , (Saki), The Toys of Peace and Other Papers
  • She is only coming to gloat over my bedraggled and flowerless borders and to sing the praises of her own detestably over-cultivated garden. I’m sick of being told that it’s the envy of the neighbourhood; it’s like everything else that belongs to her—her car, her dinner-parties, even her headaches, they are all superlative; no one else ever had anything like them.

    Derived terms

    * bedraggledly * bedraggledness


  • (bedraggle)
  • tousle


    Alternative forms

    * touzle, toozle, tussle


  • To put into disorder; to tumble; to touse; to muss.
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