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inelegant

[ in-el-i-guhnt ]
/ ɪnˈɛl ɪ gənt /
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adjective
not elegant; lacking in refinement, gracefulness, or good taste.
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Origin of inelegant

First recorded in 1500–10, inelegant is from the Latin word inēlegant- (stem of inēlegāns). See in-3, elegant

OTHER WORDS FROM inelegant

in·el·e·gant·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for inelegant

inelegant
/ (ɪnˈɛlɪɡənt) /

adjective
lacking in elegance or refinement; unpolished or graceless
coarse or crude

Derived forms of inelegant

inelegance or inelegancy, nouninelegantly, adverb
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