Tousled vs Tussled - What's the difference?

tousled | tussled |

As verbs the difference between tousled and tussled

is that tousled is (tousle) while tussled is (tussle).

As an adjective tousled

is (of hair etc) unkempt, disheveled or in disarray.




(en adjective)
  • (of hair etc) unkempt, disheveled or in disarray
  • Verb

  • (tousle)
  • Anagrams

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  • (tussle)

  • tussle



    (en noun)
  • A physical fight or struggle.
  • *{{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 8 , author=Paul Fletcher , title=Stevenage 3 - 1 Newcastle , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=And the visiting side appeared to settle quickly as Wayne Routledge, who had a tough tussle with Stevenage left-back Scott Laird, delivered an early cross that Barton drilled goalwards, forcing a decent save from Chris Day.}}
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  • , year=1994 , author=(Walter Dean Myers) , title=The Glory Field , chapter= , pageurl= citation , isbn=978054505575 , page=32 , passage=..., two young men—field hands—got into a tussle with a white man.}}


  • To have a tussle.
  • The two sets of fans were tussling before the game.
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  • , year=2011 , date=October 22 , author=Sam Sheringham , title=Aston Villa 1 - 2 West Brom , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Olsson and Herd tussled off the ball at a free-kick before Olsson fell to the ground. Assistant referee Darren Cann signalled for a penalty and Dowd sent Herd off to the amazement of the Villa faithful.}}