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unkempt definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: not neatly combed; "wild unkempt hair"
2: not properly maintained or cared for; "an unkempt garden"; "native vistas and unkempt rambling paths"; "an ukempt appearance"

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English unkemd, unkempt, from un- + kembed, kempt, past participle of kemben to comb, from Old English cemban; akin to Old High German chempen to comb, Old English camb comb more at comb Date: 14th century 1. not combed <unkempt hair> 2. deficient in order or neatness <unkempt individuals> <unkempt hotel rooms>; also rough, unpolished <unkempt prose>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 untidy, of neglected appearance. 2 uncombed, dishevelled. Derivatives: unkemptly adv. unkemptness n. Etymology: UN-(1) + archaic kempt past part. of kemb comb f. OE cemban

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Unkempt Un*kempt" (?; 215), a. [Pref. un- not + kempt, p. p. of kemb.] 1. Not combed; disheveled; as, an urchin with unkempt hair. 2. Fig.; Not smoothed; unpolished; rough. My rhymes be rugged and unkempt. --Spenser.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe something or someone as unkempt, you mean that they are untidy, and not looked after carefully or kept neat. His hair was unkempt and filthy. ...the unkempt grass. ...an unkempt old man. ADJ

Moby Thesaurus

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