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Tidy; trim: a nicely kempt beard.
[Back-formation from unkempt.]
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(of hair) tidy; combed. See also unkempt
[C20: back formation from unkempt; originally past participle of dialect kemb to comb]
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neatly or tidily kept: a kempt little cottage; kempt hair.
[1860–65; back formation from unkempt]
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|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"
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