ineloquent

adjective

in·​el·​o·​quent (ˌ)i-ˈne-lə-kwənt How to pronounce ineloquent (audio)
: not eloquent : having or showing a lack of eloquence
ineloquently adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a certain purity in art that’s so aggressively ineloquent. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 8 Mar. 2021 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, 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, 20 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ineloquent was circa 1530

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“Ineloquent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ineloquent. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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