How to use ill-kempt in a sentence
The waiting room is ill-kempt, but inside its institutional blue and white walls, there is a surprising sense of tranquility.
He could now see that his father's clothes were mud-stained and torn, that his long white hair was ill-kempt.The Isle of Unrest | Henry Seton Merriman
An ill-kempt, unwieldy man dressed in the uniform of an officer was seated on a stone bench and scowled as the two appeared.The Great Airship. | F. S. Brereton
I bade farewell to my cell; I thanked my hosts; and I kissed their little urchins, all besmeared and ill-kempt as they were.Led Astray and The Sphinx | Octave Feuillet
It was pale now under the ill-kempt hair, and the set purpose of helpfulness was stamped upon it.The Mormon Prophet | Lily Dougall
A sudden shame of his disordered, ill-kempt appearance made him perhaps the more defiant.Captain Blood | Rafael Sabatini