Unkempt Synonyms: untidy, neglected

Unkempt Sentence: The unkempt garden indicated that probably no one was living in that house.

Under The Lens: Unkempt Etymology

Unkempt comes from un-(not) + kempt (well combed, neat). Hence unkempt means not combed. Ex – Unkempt hair.

Its meaning has been extended and it also means not properly maintained or uncared for, as you learned in the video. Unkempt can also be used to describe something untidy, messy, unpolished or disorderly.

 

 

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