Elegant meaning

ĕlĭ-gənt
Characterized by or exhibiting refined, tasteful beauty of manner, form, or style.
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Marked by concision, incisiveness, and ingenuity; cleverly apt and simple.

An elegant solution to a complex problem.

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Characterized by dignified richness and grace, as of design, dress, style, etc.; luxurious or opulent in a restrained, tasteful manner.
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Characterized by a sense of propriety or refinement; impressively fastidious in manners and tastes.
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Characterised by minimalism and intuitiveness while preserving exactness and precision.

An elegant solution.

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(informal) Excellent; fine; first-rate.
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The definition of elegant is someone or something luxurious in a restrained manner or something that is very well-thought through yet simple.

An example of elegant is a white tablecloth restaurant that serves many courses with wine pairings.

An example of elegant is an easy solution to a very difficult situation.

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Origin of elegant

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin ēlegāns ēlegant- present participle of *ēlegāre variant of ēligere to select elect

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French elegant, ultimately from Latin elegans.

    From Wiktionary