Elegance

Definition of Elegance

El´e`gance
n.1.The state or quality of being elegant; beauty as resulting from choice qualities and the complete absence of what deforms or impresses unpleasantly; grace given by art or practice; fine polish; refinement; - said of manners, language, style, form, architecture, etc.
That grace that elegance affords.
- Drayton.
The endearing elegance of female friendship.
- Johnson.
A trait of native elegance, seldom seen in the masculine character after childhood or early youth, was shown in the General's fondness for the sight and fragrance of flowers.
- Hawthorne.
2.That which is elegant; that which is tasteful and highly attractive.
The beautiful wildness of nature, without the nicer elegancies of art.
- Spectator.

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