Definition of Elegant

1. Adjective. Refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style. "An elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"




2. Adjective. Suggesting taste, ease, and wealth.
Exact synonyms: Graceful, Refined
Similar to: Gracious
Derivative terms: Elegance

3. Adjective. Displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution. "An elegant mathematical solution -- simple and precise"
Similar to: Graceful
Derivative terms: Elegance

Definition of Elegant

1. a. 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.

Definition of Elegant

1. Adjective. Characterised by or exhibiting elegance. ¹

2. Adjective. Characterised by minimalism and intuitiveness while preserving exactness and precision. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elegant

1. tastefully opulent [adj]

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Literary usage of Elegant

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"This day are published, and to be had at the booksellers' shops, proposals for printing by subscription, in an octavo volume, with an elegant type and fine ..."

2. The Connoisseur by George Colman, B. Thornton (1905)
"... equally restrained and elegant. Much of the ornament is sunk and chased and of exquisite quality. The original pieces are by Pierre Platel, and comprise ..."

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