ill-kempt

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ill-kempt

[ˈɪlˈkempt] ADJdesaliñado, desaseado
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It was close upon four before the door opened, and a drunken-looking groom, ill-kempt and side-whiskered, with an inflamed face and disreputable clothes, walked into the room.
When last I saw him he was spruce enough, but he looked ill at ease: now, untidy and ill-kempt, he looked perfectly at home.
Scruffy Ill-kempt pooches in South West England were almost as offensive, while their scruffy cousins in Wales were judged to be the third worst groomed in the UK.
Yet, in his youth, Wingate seemed a rather dull fellow, untidy and ill-kempt.
It was dirty, ill-kempt and we couldn't summon help no matter how many times we rang for it.
There, without the inconvenience of time- and money-wasting travel between the authentic if ill-kempt or otherwise inconvenient locales, affluent tourists - or "throughput" as they are known in corporate-speak - can, for example, view replicas of the White Cliffs of Dover in the early morning light, catch the Changing of the Guard at "Buck House" before noon, have lunch with Samuel Johnson at the Cheshire Cheese, take in the Battle of Britain during the afternoon, and recover from the London blitz before dinner.
Sad to say, they too were an ill-kempt lot, another cookhouse detail described by journalist Peter Worthington as friendly and capable, but distinctly scruffy.
AUSTERE; A resident's room with its unmade bed has just two vases of flowers to offset the cold starkness; GRUBBY; The uncleaned bath, with its broken panel, and the filthy floor have clearly seen better days; SHABBY; Another ill-kempt room where various items have been left haphazardly cluttered together; EXPOSE: Yesterday's Mirror; HAPPY MOMENT: Emma celebrates a resident's birthday; JOKE: A member of the home's staff has a laugh at Emma's expense; PROBE: Mirror's Emma
This was meant to lead to a clean, sleek, up-to-the-minute Britain, and old buildings that were run down, deprived of maintenance, dirty and ill-kempt were in the firing line.