inelegant inelegant


  • (adj) lacking in refinement or grace or good taste


  1. That name is not yet as common as Bird's Nest or Duck Egg, and CCTV seems intent on thwarting the rise of the admittedly inelegant Big Underpants.
  2. For several years, a host of mostly inelegant networking products have provided this service.
  3. The state broadcaster is apparently unhappy with the inelegant nickname for its stunning new building, and is backing a search for an alternative.



  1. "We let people keep their mobile phones because, at least when I am there, no inelegant situations can arise," Berlusconi told a meeting of his People of Freedom party, "because I am a person of good taste, culture and elegance."
    on Jul 22, 2009 By: Silvio Berlusconi Source: AFP

  2. "The bottom line is that in an inelegant way we have a superior recommendation," task force member R. Albert Mohler Jr. said of the amendment process. "I think it's, in one sense, Southern Baptists at their very best -- sometimes a bit clumsy...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Albert Mohler Source: BP News

  3. "It was probably inelegant wording," Mr. Keller said, who added later, "I don't know what was in my head at the time."
    on Aug 14, 2006 By: Bill Keller Source: CBS News

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