from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Tidy; trim: a nicely kempt beard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. neat and tidy; especially used of hair
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- p. p. of kemb; combed.
- Neatly kept; tidy. Opposite of
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A past participle of kemb.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of hair) neat and tidy
With his thick gray hair, salt-and-pepper beard, and aviator glasses, he looked like a well-kempt Jerry Garcia.
Chestnut tresses, once close-cut and well-kempt, fall almost to his shoulders which slump in ressentiment: * to every hair however stray, those shoulders seem to say, Halt!
On the whole, she was not much cleaner or any better kempt than the ragamuffin boy.
Half-wit neighborhood darling parks a new Denali in the driveway and his family twiglegs around it in hostile kempt gladhands.
Further proof of this trend resides not merely in recent childhood obesity and Type-II diabetes data, but also through observing the well-kempt suburban neighborhoods throughout L.A. seemingly designed for the sole purpose of outdoor activity - for impromptu outbreaks of tag, red rover, and pickle - that are now eerily bereft of the sights and sounds of children at play.
She pictures him sitting atop some weatherbeaten couch in a small apartment somewhere, his hair longer and less kempt, opening it with anticipation -
On the far side of the table are a number of well-kempt academic types.
April 9, 2010 at 5:17 pm matt kempt looks like a thug 2 me
Chestnut tresses, once close-cut and well-kempt, fall almost to his shoulders which slump in ressentiment:* to every hair however stray, those shoulders seem to say, Halt!
I have only ever seen you kempt and all I can think of right now is the photo of you in your party dress which makes your assertation of scruff laughable ..