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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Unkempt: an unkept cemetery plot.
  • adj. Not kept or fulfilled: an unkept promise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. not kept (especially of promises)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not kept; not retained; not preserved.
  • Not sustained, maintained, or tended.
  • Not observed; not obeyed, as a command.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded

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