What are some alternative words for elegant?

Synonyms for elegant
ˈɛl ɪ gənt

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term elegant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. elegant(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    graceful, refined

    Antonyms:
    graceless, ungracious, unpolished, inelegant, homely, awkward, gauche

  2. elegant, graceful, refined(adj)

    suggesting taste, ease, and wealth

    Synonyms:
    graceful, processed, polished, refined, tasteful, neat, svelte, urbane

    Antonyms:
    homely, gauche, unpolished, ungracious, awkward, inelegant, graceless

  3. elegant(adj)

    displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution

    "an elegant dancer"; "an elegant mathematical solution -- simple and precise"

    Synonyms:
    graceful, refined

    Antonyms:
    awkward, ungracious, graceless, inelegant, gauche, unpolished, homely

Wiktionary

  1. elegant(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    graceful, classy

  2. elegant(adjective)

    Characterised by or exhibiting elegance.

    Synonyms:
    classy, graceful

  3. elegant(adjective)

    Characterised by minimalism and intuitiveness while preserving exactness and precision.

    an elegant solution

    Synonyms:
    classy, graceful

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. elegant

    The definition of beauty, "perfection of form," is a good key to the meaning of beautiful, if we understand "form" in its widest sense. There must also be harmony and unity, and in human beings spiritual loveliness, to constitute an object or a person really beautiful. Thus, we speak of a beautiful landscape, a beautiful poem. But beautiful implies also, in concrete objects, softness of outline and delicacy of mold; it is opposed to all that is hard and rugged, hence we say a beautiful woman, but not a beautiful man. Beautiful has the further limit of not transcending our powers of appreciation. Pretty expresses in a far less degree that which is pleasing to a refined taste in objects comparatively small, slight, and dainty; as, a pretty bonnet; a pretty girl. That is handsome which is not only superficially pleasing, but well and harmoniously proportioned, with usually the added idea that it is made so by art, breeding, or training; as, a handsome horse; a handsome house. Handsome is a term far inferior to beautiful; we may even say a handsome villain. Fair denotes what is bright, smooth, clear, and without blemish; as, a fair face. The word applies wholly to what is superficial; we can say "fair, yet false." In a specific sense, fair has the sense of blond, as opposed to dark or brunette. One who possesses vivacity, wit, good nature, or other pleasing qualities may be attractive without beauty. Comely denotes an aspect that is smooth, genial, and wholesome, with a certain fulness of contour and pleasing symmetry, tho falling short of the beautiful; as, a comely matron. That is picturesque which would make a striking picture.

    Synonyms:
    attractive, beauteous, beautiful, bewitching, bonny, charming, comely, delightful, exquisite, fair, fine, graceful, handsome, lovely, picturesque, pretty

    Antonyms:
    awkward, clumsy, deformed, disgusting, frightful, ghastly, grim, grisly, grotesque, hideous, horrid, odious, repulsive, shocking, ugly, unattractive, uncouth, ungainly, unlovely, unpleasant

    Preposition:
    Beautiful to the eye; beautiful in appearance, in spirit; "beautiful for situation," Ps. xlviii, 2; beautiful of aspect, of its kind.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. elegant

    Synonyms:
    graceful, lovely, well formed, well made, symmetrical, accomplished, polished, refined, handsome

    Antonyms:
    inelegant, deformed, unsymmetrical, ill-proportioned, ungraceful, coarse, rude

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. elegant(a.)

    Synonyms:
    graceful, beautiful, handsome, fine, symmetrical, classical, tasty, tasteful, chaste, neat, well-made, well-proportioned, in good taste

  2. elegant(a.)

    Synonyms:
    polished, refined, accomplished, cultivated, polite, genteel, courtly, fashionable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. elegant(a)

    Synonyms:
    courtly, sumptuous, luxurious, rich

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    stylish, sleek, elegance, classy, tasteful, handsome, glossy, graceful, fancy, overdressed, smart, well-formed

How to pronounce elegant?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say elegant in sign language?

  1. elegant

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#1114fine
#1397beautiful
#1597pretty
#1667fair
#2207smart
#4836lovely
#5016processed
#5461attractive
#6109elegant
#6309stylish
#6823fancy
#7350accomplished
#8685refined
#9412charming
#9513polished
#10534neat
#12059handsome
#12582delightful
#12827elegance
#13127exquisite
#13717glossy
#14579sleek
#17469classy
#19317picturesque
#19860graceful
#28998symmetrical
#30301tasteful
#42568bonny
#68486urbane
#80929comely
#85010bewitching
#96818svelte
#103448beauteous
#236091overdressed

How to use elegant in a sentence?

  1. Aurora Berill:

    You can’t go wrong with an elegant, sophisticated and timeless designer bag.

  2. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    What pursuit is more elegant than that of collecting the ignominies of our nature and transfixing them for show, each on the bright pin of a polished phrase?

  3. The Commission chief spokesman:

    I think it's more than tasteless that some press try to make an insulting headline by exploiting President Juncker's pain, i don't think this is elegant and I don't think this is fair.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I always strive to be objective and well-balanced spectator of the situation, instead of enforcing my personal viewpoints on my readers. I believe that such an elegant approach does the best justice to subject matter. Objectivity is always the key and most important parameter in all processes of Life!

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    After a long time of hot and dry weather, the first rain of the season creates an exquisite fragrance in the air - an earthy scent that permeates around us, refreshing our minds and uplifting our spirits. I love that amazingly wonderful sweet scent. Did you know that this elegant fragrance has an interesting name too? It's called "Petrichor"; a word derived from Greek language, i.e. "Petra" meaning ‘stone’, while "Ichor" is the fluid that flows in the veins of the Gods - per Greek mythology. Petrichor is surely a divine perfume that must be a gift from Supreme Power. If my life were a fragrance, I would like her to smell like Petrichor.


Translations for elegant

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for elegant »

Translation

Find a translation for the elegant synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Images & Illustrations of elegant

  1. elegant
    elegant
    elegant
    elegant
    elegant

Discuss these elegant synonyms with the community:

0 Comments


    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "elegant." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 23 Oct. 2020. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/elegant>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for elegant?

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for elegant:

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.