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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (II) Communication of Ideas
Section III. Means of Communicating Ideas
Various Qualities of Style
 
579. Inelegance.
 
  
NOUN:INELEGANCE, impurity, vulgarity; want of -, poor -, bad- taste; stiffness &c. adj.; “unlettered Muse” [Gray]; cacology, cacography, poor diction, poor choice of words; loose -, slipshod- construction; want of balance, ill-balanced sentences; barbarism; slang [See Neology]; solecism [See Solecism]; mannerism [See Ornament]; cacophony; words that -break the teeth, - dislocate the jaw.
  CACOGRAPHER, barbarian; euphuist, Marinist, Gongorist.
  
VERB:BE INELEGANT &c. adj.; employ inelegance &c. n.
  
ADJECTIVE:INELEGANT, graceless, ungraceful, harsh, abrupt; dry, stiff, cramped, formal, guindé [F.]; forced, labored; artificial, mannered, ponderous; awkward, uncourtly, unpolished; turgid [See Ornament]; affected, euphuistic; barbarous, uncouth, grotesque, rude, crude, halting, cacographic or cacographical; offensive to ears polite; vulgar, tasteless.

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