578. Elegance.

578. Elegance.NOUN. elegance, purity, grace, ease; gracefulness, readiness &c. adj.; concinnity, euphony, numerosity; Atticism, classicalism, classicism.

well rounded periods, well turned periods, flowing periods; the right word in the right place; antithesis &c. 577.


VERB. point an antithesis, round a period.

ADJ. elegant, polished, classical, Attic, correct, Ciceronian, artistic; chaste, pure, Saxon, academical.

graceful, easy, readable, fluent, flowing, tripping; unaffected, natural, unlabored; mellifluous; euphonious, euphemism, euphemistic; numerose, rhythmical.

felicitous, happy, neat; well put, neatly put, well expressed, neatly expressed.

PHR. Simplex munditiis. [Lat.] {Horace—Odes. Bk. I. 5. 5. “Simple in her elegance.” }.

Non est ornamentum virile, concinnitas.[Lat.] {Seneca—Epistolæ. 115. “Elegance is not a manly ornament.” }.

Projicit ampullas et sesquipedalia verba, / Si curat cor spectantis tetigisse querela. [Lat.] {Horace—De Arte Poetica. 97. “He lays aside bombast and words a foot-and-a-half long, if his object is to move the heart of the bystander with his complaint.” }.

Duplex omnino est jocandi genus: unum illiberale, petulans, flagitiosum, obscœnum; alterum elegans, urbanum, ingeniosum, facetum. [Lat.] {Circero—De Officiis. Bk. I. 29. “Joking is divided into two distinct classes: one low, wanton, shameful, obscene; the other elegant, courtly, ingenious, polite.” }.

Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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