[ UK /ʌnkˈɛmpt/ ]
[ US /ənˈkɛmpt/ ]
  1. not neatly combed
    wild unkempt hair
    wild unkempt hair
  2. not properly maintained or cared for
    native vistas and unkempt rambling paths
    an unkempt garden
    an ukempt appearance
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How To Use unkempt In A Sentence

  • I looked up into the sparkling eyes of a heavyset man with gray, unkempt hair and a white goatee.
  • And then, like a walking, unkempt buzzkill, the campground security showed up.
  • Norman took me into his unkempt, barren back garden to show me the only thing which he could boast of - his four fat white rabbits.
  • His hair is unkempt and his clothes scruffy; his eyes are red and he seems permanently on the point of tears. Times, Sunday Times
  • There he stood before a figure with a long black robe and frizzled, unkempt white hair poking out at odd angles from beneath a black hat.
  • There was a gate near the car that led into an unkempt path through the forest. THE EXECUTION
  • I used to love trotting out of a morning to potter about the wilderness in my gown and pyjamas, all unshaved and generally unkempt.
  • THE Government is to hand out fines for untidy or unkempt gardens. The Sun
  • I have the misfortune to live between a blinding, yellow concrete monstrosity on one side and an unkempt, dirty, semi-paved yard on the other.
  • Even the tsotsis, the unkempt street ruffians of the 1930s, began to embrace the quest for style in the 1950s.
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