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un·kempt

 (ŭn-kĕmpt′)
adj.
1. Not combed: unkempt hair.
2. Disorderly or untidy in appearance: an unkempt vagabond; an unkempt garden. See Synonyms at sloppy.

[Middle English unkemd : un-, not; see un-1 + kembed, past participle of kemben, to comb (from Old English cemban; see gembh- in Indo-European roots).]
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unkempt

(ʌnˈkɛmpt)
adj
1. (of the hair) uncombed; dishevelled
2. ungroomed; slovenly: unkempt appearance.
3. archaic crude or coarse
[Old English uncembed; from un-1 + cembed, past participle of cemban to comb; related to Old Saxon kembian, Old High German kemben to comb]
unˈkemptly adv
unˈkemptness n
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un•kempt

(ʌnˈkɛmpt)

adj.
1. not combed: unkempt hair.
2. uncared-for or neglected; disheveled; messy.
3. unpolished; rough; crude.
[1590–1600; un-1 + kempt combed, Middle English, past participle of kemben, Old English cemban to comb]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unkempt - not neatly combedunkempt - not neatly combed; "wild unkempt hair"
uncombed - (of hair) not combed; "he was unwashed and uncombed with his clothes half buttoned"; "wild unkempt hair"
2.unkempt - not properly maintained or cared for; "an unkempt garden"; "native vistas and unkempt rambling paths"; "an ukempt appearance"
untidy - not neat and tidy; "careless and untidy in her personal habits"; "an untidy living room"; "untidy and casual about money"
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unkempt

adjective
1. uncombed, tousled, shaggy, ungroomed His hair was unkempt and filthy.
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unkempt

adjective
Marked by an absence of cleanliness and order:
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Translations

unkempt

[ˈʌnˈkempt] ADJ [clothes, appearance] → descuidado, desaliñado; [hair] → despeinado, descuidado; [beard, garden, park] → descuidado
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unkempt

[ˌʌnˈkɛmpt] adj
[person] → débraillé(e); [appearance] → négligé(e); [hair] → mal peigné(e)
[grass] → mal entretenu(e)
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unkempt

adj hairungekämmt; appearance, garden etcungepflegt, vernachlässigt; person, beardungepflegt
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unkempt

[ʌnˈkɛmpt] adj (hair) → scarmigliato/a, spettinato/a; (appearance) → trasandato/a
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