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Sophistication vs. Elegance

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Sophisticationnoun

Enlightenment or education.

Elegancenoun

Grace, refinement, and beauty in movement, appearance, or manners.

‘The bride was elegance personified.’;

Sophisticationnoun

Cultivated intellectual worldliness; savoir-faire.

Elegancenoun

Restraint and grace of style.

‘The simple dress had a quiet elegance.’;

Sophisticationnoun

Deceptive logic; sophistry.

Elegancenoun

The beauty of an idea characterized by minimalism and intuitiveness while preserving exactness and precision.

‘The proof of the theorem had a pleasing elegance.’;

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Sophisticationnoun

Falsification or contamination.

Elegancenoun

A refinement or luxury.

Sophisticationnoun

Complexity.

Elegancenoun

The state or quality of being elegant; beauty as resulting from choice qualities and the complete absence of what deforms or impresses unpleasantly; grace given by art or practice; fine polish; refinement; - said of manners, language, style, form, architecture, etc.

‘That grace that elegance affords.’; ‘The endearing elegance of female friendship.’; ‘A trait of native elegance, seldom seen in the masculine character after childhood or early youth, was shown in the General's fondness for the sight and fragrance of flowers.’;

Sophisticationnoun

Ability to deal with complexity.

Elegancenoun

That which is elegant; that which is tasteful and highly attractive.

‘The beautiful wildness of nature, without the nicer elegancies of art.’;

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Sophisticationnoun

(archaic) The act of sophisticating; adulteration.

‘the sophistication of drugs’;

Elegancenoun

a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste

Sophisticationnoun

The act of sophisticating; adulteration; as, the sophistication of drugs.

Elegancenoun

the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner

‘a slender woman with grace and elegance’;

Sophisticationnoun

uplifting enlightenment

Elegancenoun

the quality of being pleasingly ingenious and simple; neatness

‘the simplicity and elegance of the solution’;

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Sophisticationnoun

a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone

Elegance

Elegance is beauty that shows unusual effectiveness and simplicity. Elegance is frequently used as a standard of tastefulness, particularly in visual design, decorative arts, literature, science, and the aesthetics of mathematics.

Sophisticationnoun

being expert or having knowledge of some technical subject;

‘understanding affine transformations requires considerable mathematical sophistication’;

Sophisticationnoun

the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated through cultivation or experience or disillusionment

Sophisticationnoun

falsification by the use of sophistry; misleading by means of specious fallacies;

‘he practiced the art of sophistication upon reason’;

Sophistication

Sophistication has come to mean a few things, but its original uses were a pejorative, derived from sophist, and included the idea of admixture or adulteration. Today, as researched by Faye Hammill, it is common as a measure of refinement—displaying good taste, wisdom and subtlety rather than crudeness, stupidity and vulgarity.

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