elegant Definition

  • 1graceful and stylish in appearance or manner
  • 2pleasingly ingenious and simple

Using elegant: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "elegant" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She looked very elegant in her black dress.

  • Example

    The design of the building is simple yet elegant.

  • Example

    His writing style is elegant and easy to read.

elegant Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with elegant

  • a solution that is pleasingly ingenious and simple


    The programmer came up with an elegant solution to the problem.

  • the use of synonyms or related words to avoid repetition, especially in written compositions


    The writer used elegant variation to keep the reader engaged.

  • a weapon that is stylish and graceful in design, often used in science fiction or fantasy contexts


    The lightsaber from Star Wars is considered an elegant weapon.

Origins of elegant

from Latin 'eligere', meaning 'to choose'


Summary: elegant in Brief

The term 'elegant' [ˈɛlɪɡənt] describes something that is graceful and stylish in appearance or manner. It can also refer to something that is pleasingly ingenious and simple, as in 'an elegant solution.' Synonyms include 'stylish,' 'chic,' and 'sophisticated.' Antonyms include 'awkward' and 'clumsy.'

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