Examples of unkempt in a Sentence
She wore rumpled clothing and her hair was unkempt.
an unkempt and cluttered room
Recent Examples of unkempt from the Web
According to numerous media outlets, Woods was arrested at 3 a.m., booked at 7 a.m. and released shortly before 11 a.m. His arrest mug shot shows a bleary-eyed and unshaven Woods with unkempt hair.
After that, unkempt lots empty for decades will be boxed in construction plywood, and then there will be many hollow promises of affordable housing.
Zany, self-depreciating, unkempt, potty-mouthed and magnetic, Breitbart was impossible to dislike.
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Origin and Etymology of unkempt
Middle English unkemd, unkempt, from un- + kembed, kempt, past participle of kemben to comb, from Old English cemban; akin to Old High German chempen to comb, Old English camb comb — more at comb
First Known Use: 14th century
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Definition of unkempt for English Language Learners
: not neat or orderly : messy or untidy
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