HyperDic: elegant

English > 3 senses of the word elegant:
ADJECTIVEallelegantrefined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style
allelegant, graceful, refinedsuggesting taste, ease, and wealth
allelegantdisplaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution
elegant > pronunciation
Soundseh'lahgahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > elegant: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningrefined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style.
Examples
  • "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"
Narrowerdandified, dandyish, foppishaffecting extreme / extreme elegance in dress and manner
deluxe, de luxe, luxeElegant and sumptuous
exquisite, recherchelavishly elegant and refined
fineCharacterized by elegance or refinement or accomplishment
high-class, high-tonedpretentiously elegant
ritzyluxuriously elegant
soigne, soigneepolished and well-groomed
See alsodignifiedHaving or expressing dignity
gracefulCharacterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
refined(used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel
sophisticatedHaving or appealing to those having worldly / worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire
tastefulFree from what is tawdry or unbecoming
Oppositeinelegantlacking in refinement or grace or good taste
Spanishchic, elegante
Catalanelegant
Nounselegancea refined quality of gracefulness and good taste
Adverbselegantlywith elegance
English > elegant: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningSuggesting taste, ease, and wealth.
Synonymsgraceful, refined
BroadergraciousCharacterized by charm, good taste, and generosity / generosity of spirit
Spanishdistinguido, elegante, fino, refinado
Catalandistingit, elegant, fi, refinat
Nounselegancea refined quality of gracefulness and good taste
English > elegant: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningDisplaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution.
Examples
  • "an elegant dancer"
  • "an elegant mathematical solution -- simple and precise"
BroadergracefulCharacterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
Spanishelegante
Catalanelegant
Nounselegancea quality of neatness and ingenious simplicity in the solution of a problem (especially in science or mathematics)
Adverbselegantlyin a gracefully elegant manner

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