Definition of inelegant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈelɪɡənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈelɪɡənt//
Describing clothes
jump to other results
not attractive or elegant an inelegant fall an inelegant phrase opposite elegant See related entries: Describing clothes Word Originearly 16th cent.: from French inélégant, from Latin inelegant-, from in- ‘not’ + Latin elegant- ‘fastidious, refined’ (related to eligere ‘choose, select’, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + legere ‘to pick’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inelegant