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Wordnet 3.0


1. not neatly combed;
- Example: "wild unkempt hair"

2. not properly maintained or cared for;
- Example: "an unkempt garden"
- Example: "native vistas and unkempt rambling paths"
- Example: "an ukempt appearance"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Unkempt \Un*kempt"\ (?; 215), a. [Pref. un- not + kempt, p. p. of kemb.] 1. Not combed; disheveled; as, an urchin with unkempt hair. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.; Not smoothed; unpolished; rough. [1913 Webster] My rhymes be rugged and unkempt. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

unkempt adj 1: not neatly combed; "wild unkempt hair" 2: not properly maintained or cared for; "an unkempt garden"; "native vistas and unkempt rambling paths"; "an ukempt appearance"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

112 Moby Thesaurus words for "unkempt": Gothic, Neanderthal, animal, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, beat-up, bedraggled, bestial, blowzy, broken, brutal, brutish, bumpy, careless, chintzy, choppy, coarse, coarse-grained, corrugated, cross-grained, dilapidated, disarranged, disheveled, disordered, drabbletailed, draggled, draggletailed, frowzy, frumpish, frumpy, grainy, granulated, grubby, homespun, horripilant, ill-bred, impolite, in rags, inequal, informal, irregular, jolty, linsey-woolsey, loose, lumpen, messy, mussy, negligent, noncivilized, outlandish, pimply, pitted, pocky, poky, potholed, primitive, ragged, raggedy, rank, ripply, rough, rough-and-ready, rough-cast, rough-grained, rough-hewn, ruffled, ruinous, rumpled, rutted, rutty, savage, scraggly, scruffy, seedy, shabby, shagged, shaggy, shoddy, slack, slatternly, slipshod, sloppy, slovenly, sluttish, sordid, squalid, tacky, tattered, textured, tousled, troglodytic, uncivil, uncivilized, uncombed, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, uneven, unfastidious, unlevel, unlicked, unneat, unpolished, unrefined, unsightly, unsmooth, untamed, untidy, ununiform, wild, wimpled