inelegant

  • 1 inélégant — inélégant, ante [ inelegɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1500; lat. inelegans ♦ Qui n est pas élégant. Une silhouette inélégante. ⇒ disgracieux. « Mon malheureux nom de famille, si inélégant » (Baudelaire). Qui manque de délicatesse, de correction. ⇒ incorrect,… …

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  • 2 inelegant — INELEGÁNT, Ă, ineleganţi, te, adj. (Rar) Care nu este elegant în vorbire, în purtare etc.; neelegant. – Din fr. inélégant. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  inelegánt adj. m. (sil. mf. in ) elegant Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa …

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  • 3 inélégant — inélégant, ante (i né lé gan, gan t ) adj. Qui n est pas élégant. •   Les conseils qu un auteur peut recevoir d un homme du monde sur un tour de phrase inélégant, DIDER. Sur Térence.. •   Qu ils sont lourds ces arbres épais, négligés, inélégants …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 4 Inelegant — In*el e*gant, a. [L. inelegans: cf. F. in[ e]l[ e]gant. See {In } not, and {Elegant}.] Not elegant; deficient in beauty, polish, refinement, grave, or ornament; wanting in anything which correct taste requires. [1913 Webster] What order so… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 inelegant — (adj.) c.1500, from Fr. inélégant (15c.), from L. inelegantem (nom. inelegans) not choice, without taste, without judgment, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + elegans (see ELEGANT (Cf. elegant)). Related: Inelegantly; inelegance …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 inelegant — [in el′ə gənt] adj. [Fr inélégant < L inelegans] not elegant; lacking refinement, good taste, grace, etc.; coarse; crude inelegantly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 inelegant — I adjective awkward, base, boorish, churlish, cloddish, coarse, common, crass, crude, earthy, graceless, gross, homely, homespun, ill bred, ill mannered, improper, in bad taste, indecorous, indelicate, inelegans, inurbanus, invenustus, lacking… …

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  • 8 inelegant — [adj] clumsy, crude awkward, coarse, crass, gauche, graceless, gross, indelicate, labored, oafish, raw, rough, rude, stiff*, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, ungainly, ungraceful, unpolished, unrefined, vulgar, wooden*; concepts 267,542,555 Ant …

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

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  • 10 inelegant — adj. inelegant to + inf. (it was inelegant to phrase the request in that manner) * * * [ɪn elɪgənt] inelegant to + inf. (it was inelegant to phrase the request in that manner) …

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  • 11 inelegant — [[t]ɪne̱lɪgənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that something is inelegant, you mean that it is not attractive or graceful. The grand piano has been replaced with a small, inelegant electric model. Ant: elegant …

    English dictionary

  • 12 inelegant — adjective 1) an inelegant laugh Syn: unrefined, uncouth, unsophisticated, unpolished, uncultivated; ill bred, coarse, vulgar, rude, impolite, unmannerly, tasteless Ant: refined 2) …

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  • 13 inelegant — adjective Etymology: Middle French, from Latin inelegant , inelegans, from in + elegant , elegans elegant Date: circa 1570 lacking in refinement, grace, or good taste • inelegantly adverb …

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  • 14 INÉLÉGANT — ANTE. adj. Qui manque d élégance. Expression inélégante. Style inélégant …

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

  • 15 inelegant — inelegantly, adv. /in el i geuhnt/, adj. not elegant; lacking in refinement, gracefulness, or good taste. [1500 10; < L inelegant (s. of inelegans). See IN 3, ELEGANT] * * * …

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  • 16 inelegant — in|el|e|gant [ınˈelıgənt] adj not graceful or attractive ≠ ↑elegant ▪ an inelegant expression >inelegantly adv >inelegance n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 inelegant — adjective not graceful: an inelegant belly flop into the water inelegantly adverb inelegance noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 inelegant — adjective Not elegant; not exhibiting neatness, refinement, or precision …

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  • 19 inelegant — Synonyms and related words: Doric, all thumbs, awkward, barbaric, barbarous, beautiless, blemished, blotted, blunderheaded, blundering, boorish, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, cacophonic, cacophonous, careless, chintzy, clownish, clumsy,… …

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  • 20 inelegant — in|e|le|gant Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …

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