Definition of elegant :
1. Exercising a nice choice; discriminating beauty or sensitive to beauty; as, elegant taste.
2. Very choice, and hence, pleasing to good taste; characterized by grace, propriety, and refinement, and the absence of every thing offensive; exciting admiration and approbation by symmetry, completeness, freedom from blemish, and the like; graceful; tasteful and highly attractive; as, elegant manners; elegant style of composition; an elegant speaker; an elegant structure.
abstract, metaphysical, beauteous, De Luxe, bijou, dandyish, florid, deluxe, svelte, pure, stately, smart, urbane, ritzy, processed, nonconformist, rare, orthodox, concise, genteel, theoretical, incisive, recherche, classy, engaging, foppish, balanced, telegenic, style, courtly, ill-chosen, fluent, ingestion, mellifluous, economical, lovable, luxury, perfected, high-class, personable, posh, rhythmical, dull, good, sumptuous, dandified, inarticulate, chic, majestic, adorned, luxurious, deterministic, popular, soigne, restrained, central, tony, grandiloquent, opulent, succinct, bewitching, conceptual, gracious, flowery, rhetorical, dashing, dainty, debonair, aristocratic, delightful, chaste, flowing, luxe, fancy, soignee, formal, ornate, fastidious, utopian, high-toned, rich, select
artistic (part of speech: adjective)
elegant (part of speech: adjective)
tasteful (part of speech: adjective)
beautiful (part of speech: adjective)
ornamental, polished, angelic, pretty, handsome, splendid, finished, eye-filling, belle, glamorous, picturesque, flowerlike, good-looking, gorgeous, shapely, ravishing, glorious, dazzling, superb, stunning, fair, attractive, sightly, becoming, breathtaking, bonny, resplendent, lovely, radiant, exquisite, enchanting, pleasing, comely, quaint
- Some of the carriages were very elegant. - "Rollo in Holland", Jacob Abbott.
- Major Harper's black boy brought me the Yankee's horse with my bridle and saddle on him; an elegant animal as fresh as a dawn breeze. - "The Cavalier", George Washington Cable.
- I cannot, therefore, sympathise in the elegant tributes to his memory which have been paid by all parties. - "The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2)", Florence A. Thomas Marshall.