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Definitions of elegant

  1. refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court; "a courtly gentleman" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. suggesting taste, ease, and wealth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Very choice, and hence, pleasing to good taste; characterized by grace, propriety, and refinement, and the absence of every thing offensive; exciting admiration and approbation by symmetry, completeness, freedom from blemish, and the like; graceful; tasteful and highly attractive; as, elegant manners; elegant style of composition; an elegant speaker; an elegant structure. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Exercising a nice choice; discriminating beauty or sensitive to beauty; as, elegant taste. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Luxurious; fastodious; tasteful; free from coarseness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Elegantly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Pleasing to good taste: graceful: neat: refined: nice: richly ornamental. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Elegance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Graceful; refined; ornamental. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Graceful; symmetrical; refined. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Polished; refined; pleasing to good taste; graceful; expressing one's self with propriety and grace; well-formed in its parts, proportions, and distribution, as a building; sensible to beauty; beautiful in form and colours; costly and ornamental. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Graceful; refined; beautiful; symmetrical; pleasing to good taste; correct. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. (From Mathematics) Combining simplicity, power, and a certainineffable grace of design. Higher praise than "clever","winning" or even cuspy.The French aviator, adventurer, and author Antoine deSaint-Exup'ery, probably best known for his classic children'sbook "The Little Prince", was also an aircraft designer. Hegave us perhaps the best definition of engineering elegancewhen he said "A designer knows he has achieved perfection notwhen there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothingleft to take away." foldoc_fs
  15. el'e-gant, adj. pleasing to good taste: graceful: neat: refined: nice: richly ornamental.--ns. EL'EGANCE, EL'EGANCY, the state or quality of being elegant: the beauty of propriety: refinement: that which is elegant; ELEGANTE (el-e-gangt'), a lady of fashion.--adv. EL'EGANTLY. [Fr.,--L. elegans, -antis--e, out, and root of leg[)e]re, to choose.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. (Of movements, style, author, manners) graceful; tasteful; refined; (of modes of life &c.) of refined luxury; (vulg.) excellent. Hence or cogn. elegance n., elegantly adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. Pleasing with minuter beauties; nice, not coarse, not gross. Complete Dictionary

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