in·el·o·quent | \(ˌ)i-ˈne-lə-kwənt \

Definition of ineloquent 

: not eloquent : having or showing a lack of eloquence

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ineloquently adverb

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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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circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ineloquent was circa 1530

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