Antonyms for groomed

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The horses had been well fed by the negro whom I had left in charge of them, but had not been groomed.

He had groomed his horse, and tidied his house, and bathed, and breakfasted.

He had lived with it, nurtured it, clipped it, groomed it—for thirty-two years.

I said softly, 'What a pleasure it must be for horses to be groomed!'

It was with great difficulty that he could be persuaded to allow himself to be groomed.

He was fresh from the East, red-cheeked and groomed like a Chesterfield.

The turf had been rolled and groomed till it looked like green velvet.

Ella eyed her groomed fingers a moment, bit at one before she went on.

Every part of every carriage had been cleaned, every horse had been groomed.

They were groomed for the occasion, and were anxious to go home.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, grome "male child, boy;" c.1300 as "youth, young man." No known cognates in other Germanic languages. Perhaps from Old English *groma, related to growan "grow;" or from Old French grommet "servant" (cf. Middle English gromet "ship's boy," early 13c.). Meaning "male servant who attends to horses" is from 1660s.

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