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[ɪnˈɛlɪɡənt], [ɪnˈɛlɪɡənt], [ɪ_n_ˈɛ_l_ɪ_ɡ_ə_n_t]

Synonyms for Inelegant:

inelegant (adjective)

awkward, barbarous, boorish, brutish, clumsy, coarse, crude, earthy, gawky, graceless, gross, raw, rude, tactless, tasteless, tawdry, uncivil, undignified, unpolished, unrefined, vulgar.

ugly (adjective)

abhorrent, disagreeable, disfigured, displeasing, grotesque, hideous, homely, ill-looking, odious, plain, repellent, repugnant, repulsive, shapeless, ugly, unaesthetic, unappealing, unattractive, undesirable, unlovely, unpleasant, unpleasing, unsightly.

vulgar (adjective)

animal, barbaric, barnyard, base, brazen, broad, cheap, chintzy, coarse-grained, cockney, colloquial, common, crass, degraded, depraved, garish, gaudy, glaring, homespun, idiomatic, ignoble, ignominious, ill-bred, in bad taste, indelicate, low, obscene, offensive, outlandish, philistine, profane, rank, revolting, rough, salty, scandalous, shameless, sleazy, sordid, unbecoming, unseemly.

Other synonyms and related words:

Fescennine, Goatish, Indistinguished, Paphian, Unbeseeming, Unhandsome, Unhandy, abominable, abrasive, abrupt, affected, agricultural, all thumbs, amateur, amateurish, amoral, anonymous, artificial, artless, asymmetric, bad-mannered, bare, basic, bawdy, be inelegant, beautiless, blemished, blotted, blue, blunderheaded, blundering, bucolic, bulky, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, cacophonic, cacophonous, careless, carnal, cheesy, churlish, cloddish, clownish, clumsy-fisted, countrified, country, cramped, cumbersome, cyprian, dead, debauched, defaced, degenerate, despised, detested, dirty, discourteous, disgusting, disheveled, disliked, dissolute, distasteful, doggerel, dowdy, down-to-earth, dry, dysphemistic, dysphemized, erotic, euphuistic, filthy, fingers all thumbs, flash, flashy, forced, formal, foul, foul-mouthed, frowsy, fumbling, gauche, gawkish, guinde, halting, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handmade, harsh, hated, heavy-handed, hoidenish, hulking, hulky, ill-formed, ill-mannered, ill-proportioned, immodest, immoral, imperfect, impertinent, impolite, improper, impudent, impure, in poor taste, inaccurate, inappropriate, inartistic, inconcinnate, inconcinnous, incondite, inconspicuous, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, indiscreet, inept, infelicitous, insignificant, insolent, klutzy, labored, lack of refinement, lacking refinement, lascivious, lecherous, left-handed, lewd, libertine, libidinous, licentious, loathsome, loose, loud, loutish, low-class, lubberly, lumbering, lumping, lumpish, lustful, makeshift, maladroit, mannered, marred, massive, meretricious, messy, misshapen, mussy, nameless, non-professional, not graceful, oafish, obscure, ostentatious, out, outgoing, outmoded, pastoral, plebeian, polite, ponderous, poor, pornographic, primitive, provincial, prurient, rejected, ribald, rickety, rough-hewn, rugged, rumpled, rural, rustic, ruttish, salacious, scabrous, scatological, scurrilous, sensual, shabby, shameful, short on looks, simple, slangy, sloppy, slouching, slovenly, smart, smutty, spoiled, stiff, stilted, style, styleless, suggestive, sylvan, tacky, thersitical, ticky-tacky, titillating, trashy, turgid, uglified, ugly as hell, ugly as sin, unbeautiful, unceremonious, unchaste, unchic, uncivilised, uncivilized, uncomely, uncomfortable, uncool, uncoordinated, uncourtly, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, uneasy, uneducated, uneuphonious, unexceptional, unfashionable, unfelicitous, unfinished, unfitting, ungainly, ungenteel, ungentlemanlike, ungentlemanly, ungraceful, ungracious, unharmonious, unimportant, unkempt, unknown, unladylike, unlearned, unmannerly, unmodish, unpopular, unpretty, unprofessional, unsavoury, unskilful, unskilled, unsophisticated, unstylish, unsuitable, unsymmetric, untactful, untasteful, untaught, untidy, untutored, unwieldy, verdant, vile, wanton, washed-up, wooden, wrinkled, wrong.

Quotes for Inelegant:

  1. I hoped the dramatic power of the play would rest on that tension between elegant structure- the underlying plan is that you see the first and last meeting of every couple in the play- and inelegant emotion. Patrick Marber.