neatly or tidily kept: a kempt little cottage.
combed, as hair.
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How to use kempt in a sentence
So many objects were in transition, most of them greasy or dirty or oddly shaped and otherwise unsuited to the clean, well kempt confines of the house.
The waiting room is ill-kempt, but inside its institutional blue and white walls, there is a surprising sense of tranquility.
Irvine kempt I cannot imagine was as keen a fighter as the rest, for he was rather a dignified gentleman with fine manners.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
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
Bylandt's brigade gave way in confusion, but kempt's and Pack's stood firm in their places.Battles of English History | H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
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
Then, when my hair was kempt with an old Felting comb, almost toothless, I felt refreshed and hungrier than ever.The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3 | George Augustus Sala
British Dictionary definitions for kempt
(of hair) tidy; combed: See also unkempt
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