: always having a neat, tidy, and attractive appearance
well-kept houses/lawns
: known by only a few people
a well-kept secret

Examples of well-kept in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new location in the Shoppes at Brownstone Village in west Arlington is clean, well-kept and just cute enough to draw the lunch bistro crowd. Bud Kennedy, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 20 June 2024 Travel advisor Laura Medina commented that the hotel is well-kept, and locals particularly appreciate that its original style has been maintained through renovations over the years. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 2 June 2024 Some of the buildings scattered throughout the neighborhood are well-kept with businesses operating out of them, while others have been left vacant and are deteriorating. Kendrick Calfee, Kansas City Star, 1 June 2024 Beautiful and well-kept model homes are open daily at all four Signature Homes communities. Bang Advertising Staff and Correspondents, The Mercury News, 7 May 2024 Exterior shots of the home’s front yard from around 2018 and 2019 on Google Maps show the front yard was well-kept, although plywood slats obscured the view into a backyard that contained debris. Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2024 What elevates the resort is the way that its buildings and infrastructure seamlessly blend into the landscape—everything is well-kept, but not overly manicured—enabling you to better absorb your surroundings. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 30 Dec. 2023

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“Well-kept.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-kept. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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