|1.||[ adjective ] 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"
|Related terms:||inelegant deluxe fine neat dandified ritzy simple bijou high-class soigne exquisite sophisticated refined graceful dignified tasteful|
|2.||[ adjective ] suggesting taste, ease, and wealth|
|3.||[ adjective ] of seemingly effortless beauty in form or proportion|
|4.||[ adjective ] refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court|
|Synonyms:||formal stately courtly|
"a courtly gentleman"