IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; COMMUNICATION OF IDEAS

III. MEANS OF COMMUNICATING IDEAS

2. Conventional means; language generally; various qualities of style

Elegance.

[Antonyms: inelegance.]

[Nouns] elegance, purity, grace, ease; gracefulness, readiness; concinnity, euphony, numerosity; Atticism, classicalism, classicism.

well rounded periods, well turned periods, flowing periods; the right word in the right place; the mot juste [singular], mots justes [plural]; antithesis [more]. purist.

[Verbs] point an antithesis, round a period.

[Adjectives] elegant, polished, classical, Attic, correct, Cieceronian, 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.

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