unkemptness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

unkempt +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

unkemptness (uncountable)

  1. The state or condition of being unkempt.
    • 1920, H.P. Lovecraft, From Beyond:
      And if added to this there be a repellent unkemptness, a wild disorder of dress, a bushiness of dark hair white at the roots, and an unchecked growth of white beard on a face once clean-shaven, the cumulative effect is quite shocking.