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
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The suspect, who police described as unkept in appearance and unemployed, said he'd been approached by a man who promised he would buy him food if he'd help sell tickets.
Summed up in all, to make the rural schools character-builders, to rid the districts of surroundings which destroy character, such as unkept school yards, foul, nasty outhouses, poor, unfit teachers.
Testifying on Tuesday, a teller and bank branch manager who encountered the robber described a man who looked "unkept," with long shaggy hair and a beard, wearing dark glasses,
Susan was just kind of unkept, the makeover is fine; it isn't like 5 plastic surgeries, fake tan etc ... she didn't get the Hollywood look, she just got some make up, better hair care and different clothes.
The "unkept" look is in ... unless your hair is nappy
“Your hair is a little unkept today, shall I comb it for you?”, he takes his favorite spankie brush and lovenly combs her hair.
I left out the number of phone calls and the unkept promises and "your calls are very important to us ..."
The harsh message reflects Greece's past unkept promises to its creditors from its first bailout; an erosion of trust between Athens and other governments in the currency union; and a sense, according to analysts, that leverage over Greece is waning as time passes.
Sondheim's words may immerse with Broadway's DNA; the Yankees and Mets may yearn to witness such an event, but are constrained by the ball and chain of multi-million dollar contracts that compel them to lather in Florida's unkept promises.
But I paid a merchant for shipping and still I haven't received anything except non-answers, apologies and unkept promises that it'll be here tomorrow.