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synonyms for unkempt

  • bedraggled
  • dilapidated
  • disheveled
  • grubby
  • grungy
  • messy
  • neglected
  • rumpled
  • scruffy
  • shaggy
  • coarse
  • crude
  • dirty
  • disarranged
  • disarrayed
  • disordered
  • messed-up
  • mussed-up
  • rough
  • slipshod
  • slovenly
  • tousled
  • unclean
  • uncombed
  • unfastidious
  • ungroomed
  • unimproved
  • unneat
  • unpolished
  • untidy
  • vulgar
See also synonyms for: unkemptness
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antonyms for unkempt

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  • clean
  • neat
  • ordered
  • smooth
  • tidy
  • trim
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How to use unkempt in a sentence

Yard debris like dry leaves, branches, and unkempt trees are a fuel for wildfires to spread quickly and ferociously.
THE HIGH COST OF LANDSCAPING IS A PROBLEM FOR WILDFIRE DEFENSECLARISA DIAZAUGUST 19, 2021QUARTZ
As Rob, he’s bearded and unkempt but still radiant, a messy movie Jesus.
IN PIG, NICOLAS CAGE PLAYS A GROUCHY, MEDITATIVE HERMIT—AND GIVES HIS BEST PERFORMANCE IN YEARSSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKJULY 15, 2021TIME
If you’re planning an audio-only podcast, then feel free to show up unshowered in your favorite pair of unkempt, soft pants.
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More men are asking how they can donate their wild, unkempt hair once they can finally get haircuts, Chimera said.
OUR LONG PANDEMIC HAIR IS FINALLY GETTING CUT — AND HAIR DONATION CHARITIES ARE OVERWHELMEDASHLEY FETTERSAPRIL 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Half-naked crew members jammed themselves into lifeboats and rowed away … We were close enough to see their unkempt beards and the tattoos on their arms.
WRECKAGE OF LONG-LOST WW II SHIP, SUNKEN WITH ITS NATIVE AMERICAN SKIPPER AND HALF ITS CREW, IDENTIFIEDMICHAEL RUANEAPRIL 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
These unkempt-looking Father Times and Methuselahs prowl about the staircases of the different ateliers daily.
THE REAL LATIN QUARTERF. BERKELEY SMITH
George jerked his peaked cap from his head, revealing a tangle of unkempt red hair.
DOPESAX ROHMER
They were resting on their cumbrous belongings, strange groups, unkempt and half dressed.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
They were standing now in front of a tall, gloomy house, unkempt, with broken gate—a large but miserable-looking abode.
THE DOUBLE FOURE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
And at the trail's end the unkempt, ribald crew swarmed their dark and dirty camp as a band of pirates a galleon.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
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