from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Lack of refinement or polish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state or quality of being inelegant; lack of grace, refinement, beauty, or polish in language, composition, or manners.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being inelegant; lack of elegance or grace; lack of refinement, beauty, or polish in language, composition, or manners.
- n. Anything inelegant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being inelegant; want of elegance or refinement; lack of any quality required by good taste.
- n. That which is inelegant or ungraceful: as, inelegances of style.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of lacking refinement and good taste
Latin inelegantia: compare French inélégance. (Wiktionary)