inelegance

  • 1inélégance — [ inelegɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1525; de inélégant ♦ Manque d élégance. « l inélégance de son aspect » (A. Gide). Fig. Indélicatesse (dans le comportement). Un procédé d une parfaite inélégance. ⊗ CONTR. Élégance. ● inélégance nom féminin Manque d élégance …

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  • 2Inelegance — 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… …

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  • 3inelegance — index impropriety Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4inelegance — n. pl. inelegancies [in el′ə gəns] n. 1. lack of elegance 2. something inelegant: Also inelegancy n. inelegancies …

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  • 5inélégance — (i né lé gan s ) s. f. Défaut d élégance. •   Je ne signalerai pas l inélégance et l irrégularité du langage, BOSSUET dans le Dict. de DOCHEZ.. REMARQUE    Diderot paraît considérer inélégance comme un néologisme ; il a tort : Peut on compter le… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 6Inelegance — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Inelegance >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 inelegance inelegance Sgm: N 1 stiffness stiffness &c. >Adj. =>unlettered Muse Sgm: N 1 unlettered Muse unlettered Muse =>(Gray) Sgm: N 1 barbarism barbarism Sgm …

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  • 7INÉLÉGANCE — s. f. Défaut d élégance. L inélégance du style …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 8INÉLÉGANCE — n. f. Défaut d’élégance. L’inélégance de son style …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 9inelegance — noun The state or quality of being inelegant. The inelegance of the ugly duckling stood in contrast to its ultimate fate as a swan. Syn: awkwardness, bluntness, clumsiness, gracelessness, homeliness …

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  • 10inelegance — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of elegance Nouns inelegance, gracelessness, leadenness, harshness, tastelessness, vulgarity; stiffness; barbarism; solecism, cacology, circumlocution; mannerism, artificiality (see affectation); lack …

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  • 11inelegance — inelegant ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking elegance or refinement. DERIVATIVES inelegance noun inelegantly adverb …

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  • 12inelegance — noun Date: 1726 lack of elegance …

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  • 13inelegance — /in el i geuhns/, n. 1. the quality or state of being inelegant; lack of elegance. 2. something that is inelegant or ungraceful. [1720 30; INELEG(ANT) + ANCE] * * * …

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  • 14inelegance — Synonyms and related words: Babbittry, awkwardness, bad taste, boorishness, bourgeois taste, bumblingness, cacophony, camp, campiness, clownishness, clumsiness, cumbersomeness, defacement, disfigurement, dysphemism, gawkiness, gawkishness,… …

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  • 15inelegance — in·el·e·gance || ɪn elɪgÉ™ns n. lack of elegance, lack of grace, lack of refinement, clumsiness; something which lacks elegance …

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  • 16inelegance — in·elegance …

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  • 17inelegance — in•el•e•gance [[t]ɪnˈɛl ɪ gəns[/t]] n. 1) the quality or state of being inelegant; lack of elegance 2) something that is inelegant • Etymology: 1720–30 …

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  • 18inelegance — /ɪnˈɛləgəns/ (say in eluhguhns) noun 1. the state or character of being inelegant; lack of elegance. 2. that which is inelegant or ungraceful …

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  • 19inelegance — noun the quality of lacking refinement and good taste • Ant: ↑elegance • Derivationally related forms: ↑inelegant • Hypernyms: ↑quality • Hyponyms: ↑awkwardness, ↑ …

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  • 20Inelegances — 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… …

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