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unkempt

un·kempt

unkempt

 
pronunciation:
uhn kempt
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not combed; poorly groomed.
He'd had no time to comb his hair or tuck in his shirt, and he was looking rather unkempt.
synonyms:
disheveled, mussed, rumpled, tousled
antonyms:
well-groomed
similar words:
blowzy, disarrayed, grubby, seedy, shabby, shaggy, slovenly, uncombed
definition 2: not tidy; disheveled.
He apologized for his unkempt apartment.
synonyms:
disheveled, untidy
antonyms:
tidy
similar words:
bedraggled, disordered, disorderly, grubby, messy, neglected, ragged, scruffy, sloppy
derivations: unkemptly (adv.), unkemptness (n.)
Word Parts
The word unkempt contains the following part:
un-1 Old English prefix that means not
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The prefix un1 attaches to adjectives to create adjectives that mean the opposite of the base word.
synonyms:
dis-, de-, in-2