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    unkempt - Dictionary definition and meaning for word unkempt

    (adj) not neatly combed
    Example Sentence
    • wild unkempt hair
    (adj) not properly maintained or cared for
    Example Sentence
    • an unkempt garden
    • native vistas and unkempt rambling paths
    • an ukempt appearance
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unkempt

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Drop the 'm' from unkempt. It becomes 'UNKEPT'...UN+KEPT, something not kept properly or maintained like hair. or someone who is dowdy, untamed.

remember JUSTIN KEMP South Afrcian cricket player...whose hair r always untidy......

remember kemp fort in bangalore. it was very well maintained. now a mall is being built at that place and they have unkempt it.

un tempt girl, uncared for her appearance & not combed.

Kempt sound close to combed so unkempt is uncombed, shabby.

un+kempt—kempt means neat and tidy, unkempt means the opposite

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