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1  —as in:
an elegant gown
Definition refined and tasteful in appearance, behavior or style
  • She was an elegant bride.
elegant = refined and tasteful
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • It was an elegant dinner party.
  • elegant = refined and tasteful
  • I look, as I always do in Julia's pictures, like an elegant fellow, but something is different about this drawing.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • elegant = attractive
  • All I know of heaven and all I know of death is in this park: an elegant universe in ceaseless motion, teeming with ruined ruins and screaming children.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • elegant = comprehensively and stylishly designed
  • Dad had named me after her; Mom suggested adding the second N to make it more elegant and French. [Jeannette]
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • elegant = refined and tasteful
  • She thought about the mayor, down in his room full of plunder, gorging on peaches and asparagus and wrapping his huge body in elegant new clothes.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • elegant = refined and tasteful
  • A sword angled elegantly off of his hip, and circling his waist was a broad webbed belt embellished with an enormous metal buckle.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • elegantly = in a refined and tasteful manner
  • He held up an elegant hand.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • elegant = refined and attractive
  • She'd permed her hair, I saw, and wore an elegant, ankle-length black dress.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • elegant = refined and tasteful
  • Did it seem likely that his mother, who sat so elegantly in meeting, had ever touched a choke-weed?
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
elegantly = in a refined and tasteful manner

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2  —as in:
as elegant equation
Definition a solution that is simpler (and often more comprehensive) than most would anticipate
  • It is an elegant solution that will reduce complexity and save material.
elegant = a solution that is simpler (and often more comprehensive) than most would anticipate
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Einstein's Theory of Relativity was an elegant solution to the contradiction that a constant speed of light created within Newtonian physics.
  • elegant = a solution that is simpler (and often more comprehensive) than most would anticipate
  • But Chris, with his idiosyncratic logic, came up with an elegant solution to this dilemma: He simply got rid of the map.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • elegant = simple and effective
  • It was an elegant deception, a mental pirouette.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
elegant = simple and effective

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