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3 definitions found
 for inelegant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 contrived as not to mix
           Tastes, not well joined, inelegant.      --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           It renders style often obscure, always embarrassed and
           inelegant.                               --Blair.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  inelegant
      adj 1: lacking in refinement or grace or good taste [ant:
             elegant]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  110 Moby Thesaurus words for "inelegant":
     Doric, all thumbs, awkward, barbaric, barbarous, beautiless,
     blemished, blotted, blunderheaded, blundering, boorish, bumbling,
     bungling, butterfingered, cacophonic, cacophonous, careless,
     chintzy, clownish, clumsy, clumsy-fisted, coarse, crass, crude,
     cumbersome, defaced, disfigured, doggerel, dysphemistic,
     dysphemized, fingers all thumbs, fumbling, gauche, gawkish, gawky,
     graceless, gross, ham-fisted, ham-handed, harsh, heavy-handed,
     homely, hulking, hulky, improper, impure, in bad taste,
     inappropriate, inconcinnate, inconcinnous, incorrect, indecent,
     indecorous, indelicate, indiscreet, infelicitous, left-hand,
     left-handed, loutish, low, lubberly, lumbering, lumpish, maladroit,
     marred, oafish, offensive, outlandish, plain, ponderous, raw,
     rough, rude, short on looks, sloppy, spoiled, stiff, tasteless,
     uglified, ugly, ugly as hell, ugly as sin, unaesthetic,
     unattractive, unbeautiful, unbecoming, unbeseeming, uncomely,
     uncourtly, uncouth, undignified, uneuphonious, unfelicitous,
     unfitting, ungainly, ungenteel, ungraceful, unhandsome, unhandy,
     unlovely, unpleasing, unpolished, unpretty, unrefined, unseemly,
     unsightly, unsuitable, untasteful, unwieldy, vulgar
  
  

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