inelegant

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in·el·e·gant

 (ĭn-ĕl′ĭ-gənt)
adj.
Lacking refinement or polish; not elegant.

in·el′e·gant·ly adv.

inelegant

(ɪnˈɛlɪɡənt)
adj
1. lacking in elegance or refinement; unpolished or graceless
2. coarse or crude
inˈelegance, inˈelegancy n
inˈelegantly adv

in•el•e•gant

(ɪnˈɛl ɪ gənt)

adj.
not elegant; lacking in refinement, gracefulness, or good taste.
[1500–10; < Latin]
in•el′e•gant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inelegant - lacking in refinement or grace or good taste
undignified - lacking dignity
unrefined - (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?"
tactless, untactful - lacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others; "in the circumstances it was tactless to ask her age"
tasteless - lacking aesthetic or social taste
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"

inelegant

adjective clumsy, awkward, ungainly, rough, crude, coarse, crass, gauche, uncouth, unrefined, clunky (informal), graceless, uncultivated, unpolished, indelicate, ungraceful The grand piano has been replaced with a small, inelegant model. She was conscious of how inelegant she looked.

inelegant

adjective
Lacking style and good taste:
Informal: tacky.
Translations
غَيْر أنيق، غَيْر لَبِق
nevkusný
smagløsuelegant
nem elegáns
óglæsilegur, smekklaus
elegancijos stokanedailusneelegantiškasnegrakščiainegrakštus
neelegantsnegraciozs
neelegantný
kibarlıktan yoksunzerafetsiz

inelegant

[ɪnˈelɪgənt] ADJpoco elegante, inelegante

inelegant

[ɪnˈɛlɪgənt] adjpeu élégant(e), inélégant(e)

inelegant

adjunelegant; clothes, person alsoohne Schick or Eleganz; style alsoschwerfällig, unausgewogen; prose, phrase alsoungeschliffen, plump, schwerfällig; dialectderb, schwerfällig

inelegant

[ɪnˈɛlɪgənt] adjpoco elegante

inelegant

(inˈeligənt) adjective
not graceful; not elegant. She was sprawled in a chair in a most inelegant fashion.
inˈelegantly adverb
inˈelegance noun
References in classic literature ?
Of pride, indeed, there was, perhaps, scarcely enough; his indifference to a confusion of rank, bordered too much on inelegance of mind.
She smiled at my inelegance of speech, and answered that 'our connection as employer and employed was certainly dissolved, but that she hoped still to retain the pleasure of my acquaintance; she should always be happy to see me as a friend;' and then she said something about the excellent condition of the streets, and the long continuance of fine weather, and went away quite cheerful.
Pariant de l'Acte de l'Amerique britannique du Nord, Jean-Charles Bonenfant, avocat et bibliothecaire de l'Assemblee legislative du Quebec dans les annees 1940, dit qu'il est redige dans un jargon affreux et qu'il constitue un recueil de toutes les mauvaises expressions, de toutes les fautes et de toutes les inelegances de syntaxe que l'on retrouve dans plusieurs de nos lois depuis 75 ans.