1. Very choice, and hence, pleasing to good taste; characterized by grace, propriety, and refinement, and the absence of every thing offensive; exciting admiration and approbation by symmetry, completeness, freedom from blemish, and the like; graceful; tasteful and highly attractive; as, elegant manners; elegant style of composition; an elegant speaker; an elegant structure.
A more diligent cultivation of elegant literature. --Prescott.
2. Exercising a nice choice; discriminating beauty or sensitive to beauty; as, elegant taste.
Syn: -- Tasteful; polished; graceful; refined; comely; handsome; richly ornamental.
adj 1: refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style;
"elegant handwriting"; "an elegant dark suit"; "she
was elegant to her fingertips"; "small churches with
elegant white spires"; "an elegant mathematical
solution--simple and precise and lucid" [ant: inelegant]
2: suggesting taste, ease, and wealth [syn: graceful, refined]
3: of seemingly effortless beauty in form or proportion
4: refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a
royal court; "a courtly gentleman" [syn: courtly, formal,