elegant


el·e·gant

adjective \ˈe-li-gənt\

: showing good taste : graceful and attractive

: simple and clever

Full Definition of ELEGANT

1
:  marked by elegance <elegant clothes> <an elegant solution>
2
:  of a high grade or quality :  splendid <elegant gems priced at hundreds of thousands of dollars>
el·e·gant·ly adverb

Examples of ELEGANT

  1. an elegant solution to the problem
  2. <the most elegant First Lady in the nation's history>

Origin of ELEGANT

Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin elegant-, elegans; akin to Latin eligere to select — more at elect
First Known Use: 15th century

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