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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 el·e·gant /ˈɛlɪgənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 El·e·gant a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,