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synonyms for inelegant

  • awkward
  • coarse
  • crass
  • gauche
  • graceless
  • gross
  • indelicate
  • labored
  • oafish
  • raw
  • rough
  • rude
  • stiff
  • uncouth
  • uncultivated
  • uncultured
  • ungainly
  • ungraceful
  • unpolished
  • unrefined
  • vulgar
  • wooden
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antonyms for inelegant

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  • elegant
  • glamorous
  • graceful
  • refined
  • sophisticated
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How to use inelegant in a sentence

No, she didn’t put the pieces of tape on the outside of the pants — that would have been inelegant and unstylish — she put them unobtrusively on the inside of the pants, each covering one of the two holes.
GENE WEINGARTEN: DON’T JUST FIX THE PROBLEM. KLUGE IT.GENE WEINGARTENMAY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
At 9, he taught inelegant programming languages like Visual Basic and COBOL to his sister — then a college sophomore.
THE SECRET WORLD OF CYBERSECURITYJOSHUA EFERIGHEMAY 12, 2021OZY
Hence, McConnell’s conundrum, which manifested in this week’s brazen and inelegant shut-up-but-give stance.
MITCH MCCONNELL TRIES TO HAVE IT BOTH WAYS ON CORPORATE CASHPHILIP ELLIOTTAPRIL 7, 2021TIME
That leaves us with “pandemic,” an inelegant word that’s probably hard to rhyme.
WE TRIED TO PREDICT WHICH WORD AMANDA GORMAN WOULD SAY FIRST AT THE SUPER BOWLJOSH HERMSMEYERFEBRUARY 3, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Duffer is most inelegant (this from Julie in an assumption of stern reproach); I do not see wherever you picked up such a word.
THOSE DALE GIRLSFRANK WESTON CARRUTH
This inelegant jeu de theatre is severely ridiculed in the "Rehearsal."
THE WORKS OF JOHN DRYDEN, VOLUME 4 (OF 18)JOHN DRYDEN
Did you have a recollection at the time, at least—that is an inelegant question.
WARREN COMMISSION (11 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. XI (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
The use of tre for aller when followed by an infinitive is inelegant, though the construction is sometimes used by good writers.
CONTES FRANAISDOUGLAS LABAREE BUFFUM
It is easy to read in this illustration the parable of death destroying a fruitful vine, and as a picture it is not inelegant.
IN SEARCH OF GRAVESTONES OLD AND CURIOUSW.T. (WILLIAM THOMAS) VINCENT
The local chronicler is much perplexed by another somewhat inelegant Aberdeenshire witticism—“Gang to Birse and bottle skate.”
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