ineloquent

adjective
in·​el·​o·​quent | \ (ˌ)i-ˈne-lə-kwənt How to pronounce ineloquent (audio) \

Definition of ineloquent

: not eloquent : having or showing a lack of eloquence

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ineloquently adverb

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Hatch’s ineloquent remarks hint at a new reality for supporters of Kavanaugh: Ford, and her story, are now going to be much harder to ignore or discredit. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Sen. Orrin Hatch calls Christine Blasey Ford an “attractive” and “pleasing” witness," 27 Sep. 2018 George W. Bush, often so ineloquent in public, worked hard as governor of Texas and afterward to master legislative arguments and complications. James Fallows, The Atlantic, "Trump's Latest Interview Highlights Four of His Greatest Flaws," 20 July 2017

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First Known Use of ineloquent

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ineloquent was circa 1530

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