elegant . ( Of the lat. )( elegans, - antis ). 1. adj. Dotado of grace, nobility and simplicity. 2. adj. Airoso, well-proportioned. Animal, style, movement elegant. 3. adj. said of a person: has good taste and distinction to wear. U t. c. s. 4. adj. said of one thing or a place: revealing distinction, refinement and good taste. Furniture, shoes elegant. Elegant neighborhood.