inelegance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French inélégance, from Late Latin inelegantia

Noun[edit]

inelegance (usually uncountable, plural inelegances)

  1. The state or quality of being inelegant; lack of grace, refinement, beauty, or polish in language, composition, or manners.
    The inelegance of the ugly duckling stood in contrast to its ultimate life as a swan.

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