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 Spencer, many of the plots — raised beds in wooden frames — look unkempt in the winter.
His life bridged two worlds: the city’s modern commercialized culture and the folklore of baseball’s bucolic origins, a romantic ideal where country boys like Mickey played the game in unkempt fields.
One resident, a man with unkempt hair and wild eyes, left the encampment and sat on a bench at the Van Nuys station, clutching his stomach.
The house of the late Mr. Dulaimi is now abandoned and unkempt, with broken windows and painted warnings not to touch it.
Laubenstein appeared in court wearing a black T-shirt, an unkempt beard, and handcuffs.
Not storms, rain, unkempt baseball fields and frozen turf.
This specialty nursery would grow out cuttings discovered by the Rustlers in cemeteries and unkempt yards, then return these robust and fragrant roses to new gardens.
The rest of me might have been unkempt, but my hands were ready for the spotlight.
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Origin and Etymology of unkempt
chaotic, cluttered, confused, disarranged, disarrayed, disheveled (or dishevelled), disordered, disorderly, higgledy-piggledy, hugger-mugger, jumbled, littered, messed, messy, muddled, mussed, mussy, pell-mell, rumpled, sloppy, topsy-turvy, tousled, tumbled, untidy, upside-down;
bedraggled, befouled, begrimed, bemired, besmirched, blackened, cruddy, dingy, dirty, draggled, filthy, foul, grimy, grubby, grungy, mucky, nasty, smudged, soiled, spotted, squalid, stained, sullied, unclean, uncleanly;
at sixes and sevens, out of joint;
UNKEMPT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unkempt for English Language Learners
: not neat or orderly : messy or untidy
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