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

The notorious inelegance of her figure. --T. Hook. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything inelegant; as, inelegance of style in literary composition. [1913 Webster]


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  • inelegancy — /in el i geuhn see/, n., pl. inelegancies. inelegance. [1720 30; INELEG(ANT) + ANCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • inelegancy — in·elegancy …   English syllables

  • inelegancy — in•el•e•gan•cy [[t]ɪnˈɛl ɪ gən si[/t]] n. pl. cies inelegance • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • inelegancy — /ɪnˈɛləgənsi/ (say in eluhguhnsee) noun (plural inelegancies) → inelegance …   Australian English dictionary

  • inelegancy — “+ noun 1. archaic : inelegance 2. : something that is inelegant inelegancies of prose style …   Useful english dictionary

  • Inelegance — In*el e*gance, Inelegancy In*el e*gan*cy, n.; pl. {Inelegances}, {Inelegancies}. [L. inelegantia: cf. F. in[ e]l[ e]gance.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being inelegant; lack of elegance or grace; lack of refinement, beauty, or polish in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inelegances — Inelegance In*el e*gance, Inelegancy In*el e*gan*cy, n.; pl. {Inelegances}, {Inelegancies}. [L. inelegantia: cf. F. in[ e]l[ e]gance.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being inelegant; lack of elegance or grace; lack of refinement, beauty, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inelegancies — Inelegance In*el e*gance, Inelegancy In*el e*gan*cy, n.; pl. {Inelegances}, {Inelegancies}. [L. inelegantia: cf. F. in[ e]l[ e]gance.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being inelegant; lack of elegance or grace; lack of refinement, beauty, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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