Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not swept

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not swept.

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

  • adj. not swept or having sweep
  • adj. not having been swept

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Instead, it's all honey, ivory, crinkly, soft ... so rumpled that you can take it out of any suitcase and look purposely "unswept" and thus sexy.

    Christy Ferer: Donna Karan Celebrates 25 Years

  • I kept one eye near the edge of the shelf to watch the window, wondering if my prickles had been too late, if I'd been seen with the flashlight, clad in black coat and mittens, illuminating an empty shelf in an unswept corner of a seventh floor flat as small as a bishop's dick.

    Magic X

  • Metal security doors, their locks broken, slammed and clanged hollow through unlit, unswept passages.

    Alastair Humphreys: For Russia With a Smile

  • The tiles were unswept and dust lay in the corners.

    The Dressmaker

  • Here, in the claustrophobic chambers, with the unswept floors, broken pipes, and mildew, you returned to a sort of Jewishness that must have haunted Kafka, with all the poverty, superstition, fear, and unwelcoming strangeness typically edited out of museums set in buildings designed by I. M. Pei.

    The Lampshade

  • And let the floor go unswept and order out as often as I can afford it. linkspam_mod says:

    Gender Roles and Writing

  • Yep, that unswept, je ne sais quoi look is the collection's thing.

    Christy Ferer: Donna Karan Celebrates 25 Years

  • The library was a movie house then, known to neighborhood kids as the Dumps for its sour odors and unswept debris.

    Underworld

  • In comparison, I live humbly in my row of yellow and orange government houses with unswept yards.

    Pitsane

  • On every page, readers glimpse unswept grime and tobacco stains under fingernails, or sniff the scent of cheap disinfectant.

    Beijing's Conscience

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.