unkempt

[uhn-kempt]
adjective
1.
not combed: unkempt hair.
2.
uncared-for or neglected; disheveled; messy: unkempt clothes; an unkempt lawn.
3.
unpolished; rough; crude.

Origin:
1590–1600; variant of unkembed; see un-1, kempt

unkemptly, adverb
unkemptness, noun
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unkempt (ʌnˈkɛmpt)
 
adj
1.  (of the hair) uncombed; dishevelled
2.  ungroomed; slovenly: unkempt appearance
3.  archaic crude or coarse
 
[Old English uncembed; from un-1 + cembed, past participle of cemban to comb; related to Old Saxon kembian, Old High German kemben to comb]
 
un'kemptly
 
adv
 
un'kemptness
 
n

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unkempt
1570s, from un- (1) "not" + kempt "well-combed, neat," from variant pp. of O.E. cemban "to comb," from P.Gmc. *kambijan, from *kamb- "comb" (see comb). Form unkembed iss recorded from late 14c. The verb kemb is rare after 1400s, but its negative pp. form endures.
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Example sentences
Our clothes were in rags, our appearance unkempt and forbidding.
Unlike the surrounding cow pastures, which are so well groomed they could be
  golf greens, these woods are unkempt.
His hair is long and unkempt, his face and body emaciated.
Unkempt hair, yelling, and standing up and shaking their fists.
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