INÉLÉGANT
, ANTE. adj.
Qui manque d'élégance. Expression inélégante. Style inélégant.

L'Academie francaise. 1835.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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  • 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

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