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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 ?
Her success as a beautiful and elegant woman did not surprise Pierre, for she had become even handsomer than before.
As I must therefore conclude that you are not serious in your rejection of me, I shall choose to attribute it to your wish of increasing my love by suspense, according to the usual practice of elegant females.
So that an elegant shell, with elegant adornment, must plead for them.
It was easy to decide that she was still too young; and Jane remained with them, sharing, as another daughter, in all the rational pleasures of an elegant society, and a judicious mixture of home and amusement, with only the drawback of the future, the sobering suggestions of her own good understanding to remind her that all this might soon be over.
I am wealth; I am respectability," the Fortune explained; "I am elegant houses, a yacht, and a clean shirt every day.
Perhaps before the end of our tramp together, I shall have a few verses of it to submit to the elegant taste of the reader, but at present I have not advanced beyond the title.
I was by no means prepared for such an event, nor can I now account for her ladyship's conduct; Langford appeared so exactly the place for her in every respect, as well from the elegant and expensive style of living there, as from her particular attachment to Mr.
Darya Alexandrovna's eyes were fairly dazzled by the elegant carriage of a pattern she had never seen before, the splendid horses, and the elegant and gorgeous people surrounding her.
She was now lying on the faded sofa of the pretty little drawing-room, the once elegant furniture of which had been gradually growing shabby, under the influence of four summers and two children; and, on Anne's appearing, greeted her with--
In the elegant and improving companionship which I now enjoy I should feel quite happy but for one drawback.
Therefore, to use the expressive, if not elegant, language of a schoolgirl, "He was as nervous as a witch and as cross as a bear".
The fifty dollars would 'a' been good enough, but he must needs go and put it into those elegant purses.