elegant vs refined what difference

what is difference between elegant and refined

English

Etymology

From Middle French elegant, ultimately from Latin elegans.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛl.ə.ɡənt/

Adjective

elegant (comparative more elegant, superlative most elegant)

  1. Characterised by or exhibiting elegance.
  2. Characterised by minimalism and intuitiveness while preserving exactness and precision.
    an elegant solution
  3. (Ireland, colloquial, archaic) Fine; doing well.

Synonyms

  • (exhibiting elegance): classy, graceful

Antonyms

  • clumsy
  • haphazard
  • inelegant

Derived terms

  • elegance

Related terms

  • elect
  • eligible
  • elite

Translations

Anagrams

  • angelet

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin ēlegāns.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ant

Adjective

elegant (masculine and feminine plural elegants)

  1. elegant
    Antonym: inelegant

Derived terms

  • elegantment

Related terms

  • elegància
  • inelegant

Further reading

  • “elegant” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “elegant” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “elegant” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “elegant” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Danish

Etymology

Borrowed from French élégant, from Latin ēlegāns.

Pronunciation

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

Adjective

elegant

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

Inflection

Derived terms

  • uelegant

References

  • “elegant” in Den Danske Ordbog

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French elegant.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌeːləˈɣɑnt/
  • Hyphenation: ele‧gant
  • Rhymes: -ɑnt

Adjective

elegant (comparative eleganter, superlative elegantst)

  1. elegant

Inflection

Synonyms

  • sierlijk
  • gracieus

Antonyms

  • lomp
  • plomp

Derived terms

  • elegantie

Anagrams

  • gelaten

German

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French elegant.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /eleˈɡant/, /eləˈɡant/
  • Rhymes: -ant

Adjective

elegant (comparative eleganter, superlative am elegantesten)

  1. elegant

Declension

Further reading

  • “elegant” in Duden online

Middle French

Adjective

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

  1. elegant

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin elegans, via French élégant

Adjective

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

  1. elegant

Related terms

  • eleganse

References

  • “elegant” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin elegans, via French élégant

Adjective

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

  1. elegant

Related terms

  • eleganse

References

  • “elegant” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Polish

Etymology

From French élégant, from Latin ēlegāns.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛˈlɛ.ɡant/

Noun

elegant m pers (diminutive elegancik, feminine elegantka)

  1. elegant man

Declension

Further reading

  • elegant in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • elegant in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian

Etymology

From French élégant, from Latin elegans.

Adjective

elegant m or n (feminine singular elegantă, masculine plural eleganți, feminine and neuter plural elegante)

  1. tasteful

Declension


Swedish

Etymology

From Latin elegans, via French élégant

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɛlɛˈɡant/

Adjective

elegant (comparative elegantare, superlative elegantast)

  1. elegant

Declension

See also

  • elegans c (noun)

References

  • elegant in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)
  • elegant in Svenska Akademiens ordbok (SAOB)

Anagrams

  • legaten


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹiːfaɪnd/

Verb

refined

  1. simple past tense and past participle of refine
    The raw petroleum was refined into kerosene.

Adjective

refined (comparative more refined, superlative most refined)

  1. Precise, freed from imprecision, particularly:
    1. (of people, obsolete) Sagacious, sometimes (derogatory) oversubtle or feigning sagacity.
    2. (of thought) Subtle, scrupulous, carefully thought out.
      The argument, while not persuasive, is quite refined.
    3. (of processes) Developed, improved.
      The curriculum has been carefully refined to meet the needs of foreign students.
  2. Cultured, freed from vulgarity, particularly:
    1. (of language) Elevated and polished.
      In the British Isles, Oxbridge is considered refined; Geordie somewhat less so.
    2. (of people) Elegant, sometimes (derogatory) affected, prissy, or bloodless.
      Don Draper was a man of refined tastes.
      • 1946, Elizabeth Metzger Howard, Before the Sun Goes Down, p. 31:
        “Jesus Christ! Was my folks refined. My mam she wouldn’t think-a lettin’ us young’uns call a pee pot a pee pot. A chamber’s what she called it… And by God! Us young’uns had ter call the pee pot a chamber or git our God damn necks wrang.”
  3. Purified, reduced in or freed from impurities, particularly:
    1. (of products) Highly-processed and pure.
      Under current guidelines, refined sugar must be at least five times purer than its raw counterpart.
    2. (of metal) Free of dross or alloy.
      The Temple at Jerusalem preferred Tyrian shekels, since even with Ba’al’s portrait they bore highly refined silver.
    3. (of people, obsolete) Morally pure.
  4. (of a market) Dealing in a refined product such as sugar or petroleum.

Translations

Noun

refined (plural refineds)

  1. (finance) The refined form of a commodity, as opposed to its raw or generic form.
    We’re still purchasing copper ore, but the market for refined is weaker.

Anagrams

  • definer, e-friend, enfired, fendier

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