dishabille [ dis-uh-beel, -bee ]
1. the state of being dressed in a careless, disheveled, or disorderly style or manner; undress.
2. a garment worn in undress.
3. a loose morning dress.
4. a disorderly or disorganized state of mind or way of thinking.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH DISHABILLE
WORDS RELATED TO DISHABILLE
naked, bald, dusty, murky, muddy, disheveled, crummy, unkempt, grimy, messy, nasty, sloppy, filthy, greasy, polluted, contaminated, raw, skin, exposed, stripped
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Origin: 1665–75; < French déshabillé, noun use of past participle of déshabiller to undress, equivalent to dés- dis-1 + habiller to dress; see habiliment
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR DISHABILLE
We found her in a dishabille, intending to go to Hampton Court to-morrow.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETE|SAMUEL PEPYS
Led by Victor Vassilyevski a dozen men, guests and servants, in various stages of dishabille, streamed into the room.
RED MASQUERADE|LOUIS JOSEPH VANCE
She would not see him in a dishabille for the world—What can she mean by it?
CLARISSA, VOLUME 3 (OF 9)|SAMUEL RICHARDSON
Mrs. Chedsoye was just as beautiful in dishabille as in a ball-gown.
THE CARPET FROM BAGDAD|HAROLD MACGRATH
Then, when he saw us, he tried to back himself and his dishabille out into the obscurity of the library.
WHEN A MAN MARRIES|MARY ROBERTS RINEHART
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