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Meaning of INELEGANCE

Pronunciation:  in'eluguns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the quality of lacking refinement and good taste
 

INELEGANCE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Antonyms: elegance
 
 See Also: awkwardness, boorishness, clumsiness, coarseness, commonness, crudeness, dowdiness, drabness, gracelessness, grossness, homeliness, inflation, manginess, ostentation, ostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness, pretentiousness, quality, roughness, seediness, shabbiness, splashiness, stiffness, tastelessness, uncouthness, vulgarism, vulgarity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*el"e*gance\, Inelegancy \In*el"e*gan*cy\, n.; pl.
{Inelegances}, {Inelegancies}. [L. inelegantia: cf. F.
in['e]l['e]gance.]
1. The quality of being inelegant; want of elegance or grace;
   want of refinement, beauty, or polish in language,
   composition, or manners.

         The notorious inelegance of her figure. --T. Hook.

2. Anything inelegant; as, inelegance of style in literary
   composition.

 
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 Related Terms: awkwardness, Babbittry, bad taste, boorishness, bourgeois taste, bumblingness, cacophony, camp, campiness, clownishness, clumsiness, cumbersomeness, defacement, disfigurement, dysphemism, gawkiness, gawkishness, gracelessness, ham-handedness, handful of thumbs, heavy-handedness, high camp, homeliness, hulkiness, ill-favoredness, impropriety, inappropriateness, incorrectness, indecency, indecorousness, indecorum, indelicacy, indiscreetness, indiscretion, inelegancy, kitsch, left-handedness, loutishness, low camp, lubberliness, lumpishness, maladroitness, oafishness, philistinism, plainness, ponderousness, poor taste, pop, pop culture, shapelessness, tastelessness, uglification, uglifying, ugliness, unaestheticism, unaestheticness, unattractiveness, unbeautifulness, unbecomingness, unchastity, uncomeliness, uncouthness, unfittingness, ungainliness, ungracefulness, unhandiness, unhandsomeness, unloveliness, unmanageability, unmeetness, unpleasingness, unprettiness, unseemliness, unshapeliness, unsightliness, unsuitability, unsuitableness, unwieldiness, vulgar taste, vulgarism, vulgarity, vulgarness
 

 

 

 

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