unelegant

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Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ elegant

Adjective[edit]

unelegant (comparative more unelegant, superlative most unelegant)

  1. Not elegant
    • 1808, John Pinkerton, A general collection of the best and most interesting voyages and travels in all parts of the world,
      It has two ẛmall quadrangles, the ẛtructure of which is ancient, and not very regular, but yet not unelegant.
    • 1981, Janet W. Salaff, Working daughters of Hong Kong: filial piety or power in the family?,
      Suyin had tardily, but accurately, realized that night life in this urbane company was bound to be more exciting than a cinema date with two sincere, but unelegant, factory workers.
    • 2005, Beverley Nichols, Bryan Connon, Down the garden path,
      I could not help looking at Mrs. M. when this unelegant creature was mentioned.

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