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inelegant

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adjective in·el·e·gant \-gənt\

Simple Definition of inelegant

  • : not graceful, attractive, or polite : not elegant

Full Definition of inelegant

  1. :  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>



Origin of inelegant

Middle French, from Latin inelegant-, inelegans, from in- + elegant-, elegans elegant


First Known Use: circa 1570



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