What is the opposite of elegant?

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Opposite of graceful and stylish in appearance or manner
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“Cal snorted in an extremely unladylike and inelegant way before she spoke to her girlfriend.”
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Opposite of cleverly simple and clear
“It was a bit of a messy explanation, but it helped soften some of the unintentional bite that came with the character.”
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(of a man) Opposite of neat and trim in dress and appearance
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Opposite of elegant or stylishly luxurious
“He stayed in a modest hotel and economized on his meals, eating a piece of bread and some beans for his most substantial meal.”
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Opposite of stylishly neat or elegant in dress
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Opposite of being in a clean and tidy state
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Opposite of smoothly elegant or graceful in movement
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Opposite of highly ornate and extravagant in style
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Opposite of bearing good value, worth or reliability
“I will tell you in good faith, Sir, that this is a worthless investment, and your money is better spent elsewhere.”
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Opposite of elegant and cultured in appearance, manner, or taste
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Opposite of having an air of class or luxury, especially due to being costly
“We are in a cheap restaurant in a middle-of-nowhere town in Nevada that just happens to have one, unassailable attraction.”
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Opposite of unusually good or remarkable
“I'm just an ordinary woman, living a regular life with a normal family, and married to an extraordinary husband.”
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Opposite of very fine in texture or structure, especially of intricate workmanship or quality
“The provision of a drainage layer consisting of coarse material allows for the flow of water from the fine-grained material of the subgrade soil to the coarse drainage layer.”
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Opposite of very fine in quality and comfortable
“I was unable to justify the cost of the suit, which was made from cheap fabric.”
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(of a lifestyle) Opposite of not having financial stress
“He admits that he made some crucial mistakes in life which led him to be financially bare.”
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Opposite of simple, well-defined, and pleasing in shape
“The structure's design exudes a breath of complexity, using intricate lines and elaborate forms.”
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Opposite of fashionable, in style
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Opposite of small, little (often implying affection)
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Opposite of pleasant and satisfactory
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“The layout of the apartment was bad, and the kitchen was too small.”
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Opposite of in full control of one's faculties, and having a firm belief in one's abilities
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Opposite of having a pleasing shape, pleasant to look at
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Opposite of abstaining from extramarital, or from all, sexual intercourse
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Opposite of having an imaginative or sensitively emotional style of expression
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(of a person) Opposite of charming or captivating in nature
“At times, Leavitt could be as uncannily brilliant as he was dull and boresome.”
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