Definitions for unkemptʌnˈkɛmpt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. not combed:

    unkempt hair.

  2. uncared-for or neglected; disheveled; messy.

  3. unpolished; rough; crude.

Origin of unkempt:

1590–1600; un -1+kempt combed, ME, ptp. of kemben, OE cemban to comb

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


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