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1. inelegant

adjective. lacking in refinement or grace or good taste.

Synonyms

  • graceless
  • untactful
  • unrefined
  • undignified
  • gauche
  • tasteless
  • tactless
  • homely

Antonyms

  • elegant
  • tasteful
  • tactful
  • refined

Etymology

  • elegant (English)
  • elegant (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

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Sentences with inelegant


1. Noun, singular or mass
Although they seem like inelegant strategies, digging up the nest and/or dousing it with hot water may be two of the most effective.

2. Adjective
No need to be inelegant when savoring a lazy afternoon lunch or dining under the stars.

3. Verb, base form
Just because you're dressed in an elegant suit doesn't mean you're immune to inelegant behavior such as general clumsiness and spills.

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