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Definition of "inelegant" []

  • Lacking refinement or polish; not elegant. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inelegant" in a sentence
  • "I can understand what's being attempted with "93990" by George Saunders and the fact that it's inelegant is intentional with its mimicry of scientific papers."
  • "Another situation, of many, that might result in inelegant design might be a a situation in which engineers are asked to make a quick fix to avert a catastrophe (ie an extinction?, recovery from an asteroid strike?), and then not being given time or resources to come up with a better solution after the crisisis is past."
  • ""If we can figure out how to build multiple layers of cells, then we’re one step closer to creating an organ, and the ability to make functioning tissue — even in inelegant little lumps would still be useful.""