kempt


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kempt

 (kĕmpt)
adj.
Tidy; trim: a nicely kempt beard.

[Back-formation from unkempt.]

kempt

(kɛmpt)
adj
(of hair) tidy; combed. See also unkempt
[C20: back formation from unkempt; originally past participle of dialect kemb to comb]

kempt

(kɛmpt)

adj.
neatly or tidily kept: a kempt little cottage; kempt hair.
[1860–65; back formation from unkempt]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.kempt - (of hair) neat and tidy; "a nicely kempt beard"
groomed - neat and smart in appearance; well cared for; "the manager was a beautifully groomed young man"; "his horse was always groomed"
Translations

kempt

adj person, placegepflegt; hairgekämmt
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The university land is often pristine, well kempt and hence a prime target for developers.
One example she gave was that he described her as looking "well kempt and casually dressed" when she had not washed her hair in 10 days and was wearing pyjamas and a dressing gown.
The church was very old, I discovered; it had preceded the incorporation of the town, and had changed denominations once, and had never been noticeably renovated, though it was clean and kempt, with songbooks in every pew and robes hanging neatly on muscular wooden pegs.
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