un·​kept | \ ˌən-ˈkept How to pronounce unkept (audio) \

Definition of unkept

: not kept an unkept promise an unkept garden

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Recent Examples on the Web In March, a troop of engineers gathered in an unkept green field in rural Nottinghamshire, England. Wired, 6 July 2022 The animals were malnourished, filthy and unkept, the sheriff's office said. Taylor Pettaway, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Feb. 2022 An artist with similarly unkept brown curls in his adulthood! Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, 20 Dec. 2021 Consumers, employees, investors, and regulators, already skeptical of unkept promises are watching closely. Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021 The transfer called fresh attention to the Biden administration's unkept campaign promise to eliminate the vast network of private jails that researchers say detain most immigrants facing deportation. Arkansas Online, 3 Dec. 2021 That’s what happened in 2011, and an eerily-similar process involving finger-pointing, unkept promises and inadequate, slow-developing solutions has played itself out in Austin over the last 9 months. David Blackmon, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2021 Mayor Ryan Warner said even beyond Main Street, there are unkept rental properties about which residents have complained. Kristen Griffith, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 7 Nov. 2021 The coverage provides protection to investors against losses suffered on account of unkept ESG promises. Shivaram Rajgopal, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unkept

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unkept.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unkept. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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