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 ?
There was not a tennis-court in the town; physical exercise was thought rather inelegant for the daughters of well-to-do families.
I do not wish to seem inelegant, but this unsightly whale looks much like an amputated sow; and, as for the narwhale, one glimpse at it is enough to amaze one, that in this nineteenth century such a hippogriff could be palmed for genuine upon any intelligent public of schoolboys.
As in general shape the noble Sperm Whale's head may be compared to a Roman war-chariot (especially in front, where it is so broadly rounded); so, at a broad view, the Right Whale's head bears a rather inelegant resemblance to a gigantic galliot-toed shoe.
Most grateful did Elinor feel to Lady Middleton for observing, at this moment, "that it rained very hard," though she believed the interruption to proceed less from any attention to her, than from her ladyship's great dislike of all such inelegant subjects of raillery as delighted her husband and mother.
The sport, which had hitherto known no rival but croquet, was beginning to be discarded in favour of lawn-tennis; but the latter game was still considered too rough and inelegant for social occasions, and as an opportunity to show off pretty dresses and graceful attitudes the bow and arrow held their own.
His delivery is underarm and not inelegant, but he sometimes tries a round-arm ball, which I have seen double up the fielder at square leg.
Don't you bee too damee sure 'bout lat, Linee," was Sing's inelegant but convincing reply, as he turned toward his galley.
So Polly tucked herself up in front, Tom hung on behind in some mysterious manner, and Mazeppa proved that he fully merited his master's sincere if inelegant praise.
The priest had only watched for a few more minutes the absurd but not inelegant dance of the amateur harlequin over his splendidly unconscious foe.
He flung the stump of his cigarette into the fire, stretched himself as he rose, and remained so long in the inelegant attitude that my eyes mounted from his body to his face; a second later they had followed his eyes across the room, and I also was on my legs.
The international authorship may contribute to some inelegant English style and occasional typos.
Existing solutions are expensive, error-prone and inelegant, requiring complex and unreliable cabling and occupying a lot of data centre space.