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unswept

[ swept ]SEE DEFINITION OF unswept
  • as inuncleanly
  • as indirty
  • as industy

Synonyms for unswept

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A man could find some comfort in an unswept attic or an unwashed shirt.

Wind had whirled the leaves in upon the temple floors, and they lay there unswept.

Natasha runs across the warm planks, as yet unswept of dust and litter.

He sat watching him a while, then rose and kindled a fire on the unswept hearth.

The brown leaves fluttered about, unswept from the dreary avenues.

The avenue was unswept and untended, and here and there boughs broken off by wind.

The fire was out and the room undusted and unswept, a close smell she did not recognise filled the room.

The dirt of the unswept streets, never removed, has raised the grade of Cairo from age to age.

Below this is the celebrated mosaic called Asarotos, representing an unswept floor after a banquet.

If dust is to be raised from the unswept parlour, you may be sure it will “fly abundantly” in the picture.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, perhaps from a past tense form of Middle English swope "sweep," from Old English swapan "to sweep" (transitive & intransitive); see swoop. Related: Swept; sweeping.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNSWEPT

dirtiest

adjectivesoiled, unclean
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