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elegancy

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el=e=gan=cy

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elegancyn. [L. elegantia, fr. elegans, -antis, elegant: cf. F. élégance.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "That grace that elegance affords."  [1913 Webster]
    "The endearing elegance of female friendship."  [1913 Webster]
    "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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is elegant; that which is tasteful and highly attractive.  [1913 Webster]
    "The beautiful wildness of nature, without the nicer elegancies of art."
Syn. -- Elegance, Grace. Elegance implies something of a select style of beauty, which is usually produced by art, skill, or training; as, elegance of manners, composition, handwriting, etc.; elegant

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