- unkindest cut
Origin of unkempt
Examples from the Web for unkempt
Lemkin hung around the proceedings, disheveled and unkempt, but determined.
The typically fresh-faced, photogenic 31-year-old actor is sporting a bushy, unkempt, downright Biblical-looking beard.Andrew Garfield on the Evils of Capitalism, the Hacking Scandal, and Criticism of ‘Spider-Man 2’|Marlow Stern|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Today, instead of men performing backbreaking work on creaking machinery, unkempt grass bends in the light breeze.
The Nablus Road station itself is outdoors, unkempt and chaotic.West Bank Buses Only The Latest In Israel's Segregated Public Transport|Anna Lekas Miller|March 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The subtext here suggests that if a guy as unkempt as Rogen tends to his hair down there, so should every other American bro.Why 'Manscaping' Isn't Just for Porn Stars Anymore|Lizzie Crocker|December 29, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Her dress was tawdry, cheap, and loud, showing signs of wear; her hair was unkempt; her manners were not the manners of a lady.Prince Zaleski|M.P. Shiel
But she gathered that he was ragged and unkempt, and, from the way he kept looking over his shoulder, evidently apprehensive.A Woman's Burden|Fergus Hume
With the back of his hand he pushed up the unkempt hair which obscured his eyes.Barlasch of the Guard|H. S. Merriman
There were a number of unkempt men engaged in the same occupation.Ned Wilding's Disappearance|Allen Chapman
Locks of his blond hair, unkempt, dropped over his low forehead into his eyes.The Sky Line of Spruce|Edison Marshall
Word Origin for unkempt
1570s, from un- (1) "not" + kempt "well-combed, neat," from variant past participle of Old English cemban "to comb," from Proto-Germanic *kambijan, from *kamb- "comb" (see comb). Form unkembed is recorded from late 14c. The verb kemb is rare after 1400s, but its negative past participle form endures.