adjective \-gənt\

: not graceful, attractive, or polite : not elegant

Full Definition of INELEGANT

:  lacking in refinement, grace, or good taste
in·el·e·gant·ly adverb

Examples of INELEGANT

  1. <inelegant teens still learning how to act at formal events>
  2. <inelegant furniture that looked like it belonged in a budget motel>


Middle French, from Latin inelegant-, inelegans, from in- + elegant-, elegans elegant
First Known Use: circa 1570


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