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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: Latin elegans 'specially chosen as being of good quality', from eligere; ELECT1

elegant

adjective
     
el‧e‧gant
1 beautiful, attractive, or graceful:
a tall, elegant young woman
You can dine in elegant surroundings.
2 an idea or a plan that is elegant is very intelligent yet simple:
an elegant solution to the problem
elegantly adverb
elegance noun [uncountable]
the style and elegance of the designs

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