Definition of Elegance

1. Noun. A refined quality of gracefulness and good taste. "She conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"




2. Noun. A quality of neatness and ingenious simplicity in the solution of a problem (especially in science or mathematics). "The simplicity and elegance of his invention"
Generic synonyms: Quality
Derivative terms: Elegant

Definition of Elegance

1. n. The state or quality of being elegant; beauty as resulting from choice qualities and the complete absence of what deforms or impresses unpleasantly; grace given by art or practice; fine polish; refinement; -- said of manners, language, style, form, architecture, etc.

Definition of Elegance

1. Noun. Grace, refinement, and beauty in movement, appearance, or manners ¹

2. Noun. Restraint and grace of style ¹

3. Noun. The beauty of an idea characterized by minimalism and intuitiveness while preserving exactness and precision ¹

4. Noun. A refinement or luxury ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elegance

1. tasteful opulence [n -S]

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Literary usage of Elegance

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1. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"The house was large and handsome; and the Middletons lived in a style of equal hospitality and elegance. The former was for Sir John's gratification, ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"... occasion his Latin served him to expound from the bench \vitl perspicuity and elegance the course of lega proceedings to some distinguished foreigners ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"... adorned by the fancy of Boethius aci the classic elegance of Buchanan.111 Their itT». ... elegance ..."

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