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Meaning of INELEGANT

Pronunciation:  in'elugunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  lacking in refinement or grace or good taste
 

INELEGANT is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: gauche, graceless, homely, unpolished
 
 Antonyms: elegant
 
 See Also: in poor taste(p), tactless, tasteless, undignified, unrefined, untactful

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*el"e*gant\, a. [L. inelegans: cf. F.
in['e]l['e]gant. See {In-} not, and {Elegant}.]
Not elegant; deficient in beauty, polish, refinement, grave,
or ornament; wanting in anything which correct taste
requires.

      What order so contrived as not to mix Tastes, not well
      joined, inelegant.                       --Milton.

      It renders style often obscure, always embarrassed and
      inelegant.                               --Blair.

 
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