Synonyms for elegance

Grammar : Noun
Spell : el-i-guh ns
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɛl ɪ gəns

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Définition of elegance

Origin :
  • c.1500, "tastefulness, correctness, harmoniousness, refinement," of speech or prose, from Middle French élégance, from Latin elegantia "taste, propriety, refinement," from elegantem (see elegant). Earlier form was elegancy (early 15c.). Meaning "refined luxury" is from 1797.
  • noun cultivated beauty, taste
Example sentences :
  • Here every object was estimated, not for its beauty or elegance, but by its costliness.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • His face possesses the two qualities of calmness and elegance.
  • Extract from : « A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales » by Guy De Maupassant
  • Let neatness, and elegance, and beauty exhibit their proudest charms.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • Nothing could exceed the elegance of her eulogium of "petit guerre."
  • Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • You know what peculiar grace and elegance distinguish her on horseback.
  • Extract from : « The Memoirs of Count Grammont, Complete » by Anthony Hamilton
  • The butler's serving was done with grace and elegance, not to mention dignity.
  • Extract from : « Cap'n Dan's Daughter » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He walked up the cable with the ease and elegance of a Richer.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; » by Various
  • The bases of the columns in the Erechtheium example are models of elegance and beauty.
  • Extract from : « Architecture » by Thomas Roger Smith
  • He built himself a house, unusual in its style and elegance.
  • Extract from : « Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete » by Albert Bigelow Paine
  • There's no refinement, no elegance, in one of your sweet, unmeaning smiles.
  • Extract from : « The Daltons, Volume II (of II) » by Charles James Lever

Antonyms for elegance

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