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  • a  lacking in refinement or grace or good taste

  • To change this attitude, Fisher and his partner Nick Moon, who had both worked for the British charity ActionAid, set up a company in 1991 called ApproTEC (short for the inelegant .
  • 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.
  • For several years, a host of mostly inelegant networking products have provided this service.

  • Silvio Berlusconi in AFP
    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."
  • Albert Mohler in BP News
    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...
  • Bill Keller in CBS News
    It was probably inelegant wording,Mr. Keller said, who added later, "I don't know what was in my head at the time."

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