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ELEGANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does elegance mean? 

ELEGANCE (noun)
  The noun ELEGANCE has 2 senses:

1. a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste
2. a quality of neatness and ingenious simplicity in the solution of a problem (especially in science or mathematics)

  Familiarity information: ELEGANCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ELEGANCE (noun)


Sense 1elegance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A refined quality of gracefulness and good taste

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility

Hypernyms ("elegance" is a kind of...):

quality (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "elegance"):

dash; elan; flair; panache; style (distinctive and stylish elegance)

daintiness; delicacy; fineness (the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance)

courtliness (elegance suggestive of a royal court)

tastefulness (elegance indicated by good taste)

breeding; genteelness; gentility (elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression)

chic; chichi; chicness; last word; modishness; smartness; stylishness; swank (elegance by virtue of being fashionable)

brilliance; grandeur; grandness; magnificence; splendor; splendour (the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand)

eclat; pomp (ceremonial elegance and splendor)

class (elegance in dress or behavior)

Antonym:

inelegance (the quality of lacking refinement and good taste)


Sense 2elegance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quality of neatness and ingenious simplicity in the solution of a problem (especially in science or mathematics)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

the simplicity and elegance of his invention

Hypernyms ("elegance" is a kind of...):

quality (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone)


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