Synonyms and Antonyms of eloquent
able to express oneself clearly and well
- An eloquent writer and speaker, Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of the founders of the women's rights movement.
facile, glib, smooth-tongued, voluble
expressive, outspoken, verbal, vocal
blabby, chatty, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, verbose
faltering, halting, hesitant, maundering, mumbling, muttering, sputtering, stammering, stumbling, stuttering
mute, speechless, tongueless, tongue-tied, voiceless
clearly conveying a special meaning (as one's mood)
- In an eloquent gesture, the defeated general was graciously given back his sword at the surrender ceremonies.
very dignified in form, tone, or style
- President Kennedy's eloquent inaugural address is often credited with inspiring a whole generation.
affected, bombastic, declamatory, florid, flowery, grandiloquent, grandiose, highfalutin (also hifalutin), oratorical, pompous, pretentious, rhetorical (also rhetoric), stilted
classy, courtly, fine, graceful, tasteful
aristocratic, genteel, patrician
correct, educated, grammatical, proper
academic (also academical), bookish, learned, literary
casual, colloquial, conversational, informal, nonformal, slangy, unbookish, unliterary, vernacular
coarse, common, crass, crude, gross, ill-bred, indecent, lowbred, lowbrow, rough, rough-hewn, rude, tasteless, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, unpolished, unrefined, vulgar
incorrect, substandard, uneducated, ungrammatical, unlearned