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: neatly kept
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antiseptic, bandbox, crisp, groomed, neat, orderly, picked up, prim, shipshape, smug, snug, tidied, tidy, trig, trim, uncluttered, well-groomed
disheveled (or dishevelled), disordered, disorderly, messy, mussed, mussy, sloven, slovenly, unkempt, untidy
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1929, in the meaning defined above
back-formation from unkempt
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Yes, it is possible to be kempt, couth, ruly, and gruntled
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