What does unkempt mean?

Definitions for unkemptʌnˈkɛmpt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unkempt.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unkempt(adj)

    not neatly combed

    "wild unkempt hair"

  2. unkempt(adj)

    not properly maintained or cared for

    "an unkempt garden"; "native vistas and unkempt rambling paths"; "an ukempt appearance"


  1. unkempt(Adjective)

    dishevelled; untidy; dirty; not kept up

  2. Origin: un- + kempt, compare German kämmen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unkempt(adj)

    not combed; disheveled; as, an urchin with unkempt hair

  2. Unkempt(adj)

    fig.; Not smoothed; unpolished; rough

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unkempt

    un′kemt, adj. uncombed: unpolished, rough. [Pfx. un-, not, A.S. cemban, to comb—camb, a comb.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unkempt in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unkempt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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Translations for unkempt

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ungepflegt, struppig, schäbigGerman
  • despeinado, desaliñadoSpanish
  • hoitamaton, ruokkoamatonFinnish
  • ébourifféFrench
  • pūhutihuti, uarapa, puhiruaMāori
  • взъерошенный, нечёсаный, растрёпанный, неопрятный, неряшливый, всклокоченныйRussian
  • pejmürde, bakımsız, dağınıkTurkish

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