elegantly


adjective

  1. tastefully fine or luxurious in dress, style, design, etc.: elegant furnishings.
  2. gracefully refined and dignified, as in tastes, habits, or literary style: an elegant young gentleman; an elegant prosodist.
  3. graceful in form or movement: an elegant wave of the hand.
  4. appropriate to refined taste: a man devoted to elegant pursuits.
  5. excellent; fine; superior: an absolutely elegant wine.
  6. (of scientific, technical, or mathematical theories, solutions, etc.) gracefully concise and simple; admirably succinct.

adjective

  1. tasteful in dress, style, or design
  2. dignified and graceful in appearance, behaviour, etc
  3. cleverly simple; ingeniousan elegant solution to a problem
adj.

late 15c., from Middle French élégant (15c.), from Latin elegantem (nominative elegans) “choice, fine, tasteful,” collateral form of present participle of eligere “select with care, choose.” Elegans was originally a term of reproach, “dainty, fastidious;” the notion of “tastefully refined” emerged in classical Latin. Related: Elegantly.

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