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
Synonyms: refined graceful
Related terms: gracious
3. [ adjective ] of seemingly effortless beauty in form or proportion
Related terms: graceful
4. [ adjective ] refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court
Synonyms: formal stately courtly

"a courtly gentleman"

Related terms: dignified
Similar spelling:   elegantly