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

 

inelegant

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ɪnˈelɪɡənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈelɪɡənt//
 
Describing clothes
 
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not attractive or elegant an inelegant fall an inelegant phrase opposite elegant See related entries: Describing clothes Word Origin early 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