Difference between elegance and polish
- a quality of neatness and ingenious simplicity in the solution of a problem (especially in science or mathematics)
- a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste
A few plum accents can bring in a note of elegance to any room; try a throw pillow or two, or a plum lampshade with a fringe?
* Got my project 5.9, with a lot of thrash and inelegance.
My guess would be that her headmaster born in the late 16th century, no doubt, when men were men and rules were rules rapped her on her noggin for inelegance at some crucial point in her development, and voilà!
- make (a surface) shine
- bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state
- improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
- a preparation used in polishing
- a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
- the property of being smooth and shiny
I'll get all the engine cowls off, get all the dust out of it, and a lot of areas have to be repolished.
The principals of the local schools could be counted on for a couple of fresh scrubbed altar boys in charge of polished crucifix, candlesticks and dangerously toxic swinging thuribles.
I find it hard to get my tongue round these Polish names.