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UNKEMPT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unkempt mean? 

UNKEMPT (adjective)
  The adjective UNKEMPT has 3 senses:

1. not neatly combed
2. not neat or cared for; slovenly
3. not properly maintained

  Familiarity information: UNKEMPT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNKEMPT (adjective)


Sense 1unkempt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not neatly combed

Context example:

wild unkempt hair

Similar:

uncombed ((of hair) not combed)


Sense 2unkempt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not neat or cared for; slovenly

Context example:

his unkempt appearance

Similar:

ungroomed (not neat and smart in appearance)


Sense 3unkempt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not properly maintained

Context examples:

an unkempt garden / native vistas and unkempt rambling paths

Similar:

untidy (not neat and tidy)


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