adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ill-kempt

Contemporary Examples of ill-kempt

Historical Examples of ill-kempt

  • The laager was captured, and with it forty ill-kempt, surly prisoners.

  • It was a pitiful figure--ill-kempt ragged, half-starved, haggard-faced.

    The Eyes of the World

    Harold Bell Wright

  • 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

  • If there is one place where the sweetest girl is decidedly plain and ill-kempt it is at the seaside.

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke