inelegant

Something that's inelegant isn't polished or cultured, but instead is awkward, rude, or ungraceful. Your loud footsteps clomping down the hall of a palace as you race to meet the Queen are inelegant.

Your inelegant tap dance probably won't win first prize in the school talent show, and your brother's inelegant behavior might get him thrown out of an extremely formal party. In both cases, the required amount of grace just isn't present — in your brother's case, it might be his inelegant laughter or his inelegant clothing that cause him trouble. The Latin root, inelegantem, means "without taste" or "without judgment."

Definitions of inelegant
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adj lacking in refinement or grace or good taste

Synonyms:
undignified
lacking dignity
gauche, graceless, unpolished
lacking social polish
homely
without artificial refinement or elegance
unrefined
(used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth
tactless, untactful
lacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others
tasteless
lacking aesthetic or social taste
Antonyms:
elegant
refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style
dignified
having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance
dandified, dandyish, foppish
affecting extreme elegance in dress and manner
de luxe, deluxe, luxe
elegant and sumptuous
fine
characterized by elegance or refinement or accomplishment
high-class, high-toned
pretentiously elegant
exquisite, recherche
lavishly elegant and refined
neat, refined, tasteful
free from what is tawdry or unbecoming
ritzy
luxuriously elegant
soigne, soignee
polished and well-groomed; showing sophisticated elegance
graceful
characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
refined
(used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel
sophisticated
having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire
tasteful
having or showing or conforming to good taste
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