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1. elegant

adjective. ['ˈɛləgənt'] refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style.

Synonyms

  • fine
  • graceful
  • dandyish
  • neat
  • refined
  • de luxe
  • high-toned
  • deluxe
  • ritzy
  • high-class
  • exquisite
  • foppish
  • recherche
  • tasteful
  • soigne
  • dandified
  • sophisticated
  • luxe
  • soignee

Antonyms

  • unrefined
  • undignified
  • tasteless
  • inelegant
  • awkward

Etymology

  • elegant (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Words that Rhyme with Elegant

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

Example sentences of the word elegant


1. Adjective
French manicures look elegant and can last several days.

Quotes containing the word elegant


1. He has such a patronizing tone and manner, and such a sarcastic sense of humor. I found him rather brutal, a kind of elegant brutality which appealed. No, I think he came pretty much off the page.
- Jeremy Northam

2. Words define us,' Mom continued, as I struggled to make my clumsy marks look like her elegant script. 'We must protect our knowledge and pass it on whenever we can. If we are ever to become a society again, we must teach others how to remain human.
- Julie Kagawa, The Immortal Rules

3. The elegance is as physical, as moral quality that has nothing common with the clothing. You can see a countrywoman more elegant than one so called elegant woman.
- Karl Lagerfeld

2. elegant

adjective. ['ˈɛləgənt'] suggesting taste, ease, and wealth.

Synonyms

  • gracious
  • graceful

Antonyms

  • humble
  • rough
  • coarse

Etymology

  • elegant (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. elegant

adjective. ['ˈɛləgənt'] displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution.

Antonyms

  • discomposed

Etymology

  • elegant (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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