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el·e·gant

 (ĕl′ĭ-gənt)
adj.
Characterized by or exhibiting refined, tasteful beauty of manner, form, or style. See Synonyms at exquisite.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin ēlegāns, ēlegant-, present participle of *ēlegāre, variant of ēligere, to select; see elect.]

el′e·gant·ly adv.

elegant

(ˈɛlɪɡənt)
adj
1. tasteful in dress, style, or design
2. dignified and graceful in appearance, behaviour, etc
3. cleverly simple; ingenious: an elegant solution to a problem.
[C16: from Latin ēlegāns tasteful, related to ēligere to select; see elect]
ˈelegantly adv

el•e•gant

(ˈɛl ɪ gənt)

adj.
1. splendid or luxurious in dress, style, design, etc.
2. polished and dignified, as in tastes, behavior, or literary style.
3. graceful in form or movement.
4. of superior quality; exceptional: an elegant gift.
5. (of theories, solutions, computer programs, etc.) gracefully concise and simple; admirably succinct.
[1400–50; < Latin ēlegant-, s. of ēlegāns fastidious, tasteful, formally present participle of *ēlegāre, durative derivative of ēligere; see elect]
el′e•gant•ly, adv.

elegant

- Comes from Latin eligere, "select."
See also related terms for select.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.elegant - refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style; "elegant handwriting"; "an elegant dark suit"; "she was elegant to her fingertips"; "small churches with elegant white spires"; "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"
dignified - having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance; "her dignified demeanor"; "the director of the school was a dignified white-haired gentleman"
graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
refined - (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"
sophisticated - having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire; "sophisticated young socialites"; "a sophisticated audience"; "a sophisticated lifestyle"; "a sophisticated book"
tasteful - having or showing or conforming to good taste
inelegant - lacking in refinement or grace or good taste
2.elegant - suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
gracious - characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit; "gracious even to unexpected visitors"; "gracious living"; "he bears insult with gracious good humor"
3.elegant - displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution; "an elegant dancer"; "an elegant mathematical solution -- simple and precise"
graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution

elegant

elegant

adjective
1. Of such tasteful beauty as to elicit admiration:
2. Appealing to refined taste:
Translations
أَنِيقأنيق، مُتْقَن
elegantní
elegantudsøgt
elegantti
elegantan
elegánselőkelő
myndarlegur; glæsilegur, tígulegur
優雅な
우아한
elegancija
elegants
elegantenprefinjen
elegant
สวยงาม
thanh nhã

elegant

[ˈelɪgənt] ADJ
1. (= stylish) [person, clothes, movement] → elegante
she looked very elegantestaba muy elegante
2. (= polished) [writer, style, writing] → elegante

elegant

[ˈɛlɪgənt] adj
(= stylish) [building] → élégant(e); [person] → élégant(e)
(= clever) [idea] → élégant(e)
an elegant simplicity → une élégante simplicité

elegant

adjelegant; style alsogewandt; bookelegant geschrieben; an elegant solutioneine elegante Lösung

elegant

[ˈɛlɪgənt] adjelegante

elegant

(ˈeligənt) adjective
having or showing stylishness. elegant clothes; You look elegant today.
ˈelegance noun

elegant

أَنِيق elegantní elegant elegant κομψός elegante elegantti élégant elegantan elegante 優雅な 우아한 elegant elegant elegancki elegante элегантный elegant สวยงาม zarif thanh nhã 文雅的
References in classic literature ?
George's education was confided to a neighbouring scholar and private pedagogue who "prepared young noblemen and gentlemen for the Universities, the senate, and the learned professions: whose system did not embrace the degrading corporal severities still practised at the ancient places of education, and in whose family the pupils would find the elegances of refined society and the confidence and affection of a home.