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They are generally well-proportioned, and more elegant in figure than the other races.

The official language was Italian, which was regarded as more elegant.

I admitted it might be more elegant, though the other was not inaccurate.

To give the name instead of the number of the month is, perhaps, more elegant.

What can be more elegant and graceful, particularly for young ladies?

The more elegant the equipage the more do they put their feet on the seats.

Its more elegant that way, explained Laura, shifting her gum again.

"More elegant phrases," he thought; but he paled as he read it.

If the Japan boxes are more elegant, these are the most durable.

Again Craven felt that he was in a more elegant London than the London of modern days.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Middle French élégant (15c.), from Latin elegantem (nominative elegans) "choice, fine, tasteful," collateral form of present participle of eligere "select with care, choose." Elegans was originally a term of reproach, "dainty, fastidious;" the notion of "tastefully refined" emerged in classical Latin. Related: Elegantly.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.