Origin of inelegant
Examples from the Web for inelegant
The clothes, however, were a chaotic pastiche of fur and glitter assembled in inelegant ways.Paris Fall Fashion Week Ends With Vuitton and Kanye|Robin Givhan|March 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was Callista, officer, who forced her husband to make his inelegant comments on Medicare that infuriated the conservative base.
Its components were simple, inelegant, and, by Western standards, of seemingly workmanlike craftsmanship.
Still, to quote an inelegant proverb, 'Too much cookery spoils the broth!'Ralph Wilton's weird|Mrs. Alexander
Anything that reveals a compromise with one's pocket is inelegant, as for instance, Berlin gloves.Mr. Punch At Home|Various
As yet we have only entered into one room, the floor of which is formed of mosaic work, not inelegant.Naples Past and Present|Arthur H. Norway
The border is of the early ivy-leaf pattern, stiff and not natural, but not inelegant as decoration.Palaeography|Bernard Quaritch
The preceding attempt of Tatistchev was merely a rough sketch, inelegant in style, and without the true spirit of criticism.
British Dictionary definitions for inelegant
Word Origin and History for inelegant
c.1500, from French inélégant (15c.), from Latin inelegantem (nominative inelegans) "not choice, without taste, without judgment," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + elegans (see elegant). Related: Inelegantly; inelegance.