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From Middle French elegant, ultimately from Latin elegans.

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elegant (comparative more elegant, superlative most elegant)

  1. Characterised by or exhibiting elegance.
    • 2015 October 27, Matt Preston, The Simple Secrets to Cooking Everything Better[1], Plum, →ISBN, page 192:
      You could just use ordinary shop-bought kecap manis to marinade the meat, but making your own is easy, has a far more elegant fragrance and is, above all, such a great brag! Flavouring kecap manis is an intensely personal thing, so try this version now and next time cook the sauce down with crushed, split lemongrass and a shredded lime leaf.
  2. Characterised by minimalism and intuitiveness while preserving exactness and precision.
    an elegant solution
  3. (Ireland, colloquial, archaic) Fine; doing well.
    • 1863, Sheridan Le Fanu, The House by the Churchyard
      'An' how are ye, Jemmie—how's every inch iv you?' enquired Moggy of the boy, when his agitation was a little blown over.
      'I'm elegant, thank ye,' he answered; 'an' what's the matther wid ye all? I cum through the kitchen, and seen no one.'

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elegant (masculine and feminine plural elegants)

  1. elegant

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French élégant, from Latin ēlegāns.

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  • IPA(key): /eləɡant/, [eləˈɡ̊anˀd̥]

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elegant

  1. elegant, smart
  2. elegant, neat
  3. (adverbial) elegantly, smartly, neatly

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Inflection of elegant
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular elegant elegantere elegantest2
Neuter singular elegant elegantere elegantest2
Plural elegante elegantere elegantest2
Definite attributive1 elegante elegantere eleganteste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French elegant.

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  • (Southern) IPA(key): /eləˈɣɑnt/
  • (Northern) IPA(key): /eləˈxɑnt/
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elegant (comparative eleganter, superlative elegantst)

  1. elegant

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Inflection of elegant
uninflected elegant
inflected elegante
comparative eleganter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial elegant eleganter het elegantst
het elegantste
indefinite m./f. sing. elegante elegantere elegantste
n. sing. elegant eleganter elegantste
plural elegante elegantere elegantste
definite elegante elegantere elegantste
partitive elegants eleganters

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French elegant.

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elegant (comparative eleganter, superlative am elegantesten)

  1. elegant

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elegant m (feminine singular elegante, masculine plural elegants, feminine plural elegantes)

  1. elegant

Norwegian BokmålEdit

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From Latin elegans, via French élégant

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elegant (neuter singular elegant, definite singular and plural elegante)

  1. elegant

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin elegans, via French élégant

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elegant (neuter singular elegant, definite singular and plural elegante)

  1. elegant

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin elegans, via French élégant

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elegant (comparative elegantare, superlative elegantast)

  1. elegant

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Inflection of elegant
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular elegant elegantare elegantast
Neuter singular elegantt elegantare elegantast
Plural eleganta elegantare elegantast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 elegante elegantare elegantaste
All eleganta elegantare elegantaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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