[ il-kempt ]


Words Nearby ill-kempt Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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