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Definitions of unkempt

  1. Unkemptness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. not properly maintained; "an unkempt garden"; "native vistas and unkempt rambling paths" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Not combed; disheveled; as, an urchin with unkempt hair. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Fig.; Not smoothed; unpolished; rough. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Not combed; hence, rough. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Uncombed: unpolished. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Uncombed; rough. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for unkempt

  1. They were unkempt no longer, but wore their hair neatly braided and well- greased. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  2. The old man looked keenly at her again, scratching one ear with unkempt nails. – The Peace of Roaring River by George van Schaick
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