Synonyms and Antonyms of eloquent
1 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 Synonyms articulate, fluent, silver-tongued, well-spokenRelated Words facile, glib, smooth-tongued, voluble; expressive, outspoken, verbal, vocal; blabby, chatty, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, verbose; unfaltering, unhesitatingNear Antonyms faltering, halting, hesitant, maundering, mumbling, muttering, sputtering, stammering, stumbling, stuttering; mute, speechless, tongueless, tongue-tied, voicelessAntonyms inarticulate, ineloquent, unvocal
2 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 Synonyms expressive, meaning, meaningful, pregnant, revealing, revelatory, significant, suggestiveRelated Words graphic (also graphical), pictorial, vivid; evocative, redolent, reminiscent; sententious, weighty; flavorful, full-bodied, richAntonyms unexpressive
3 very dignified in form, tone, or style President Kennedy's eloquent inaugural address is often credited with inspiring a whole generation Synonyms elevated, formal, high-flown, lofty, majestic, stately, toweringRelated Words affected, bombastic, declamatory, florid, flowery, grandiloquent, grandiose, highfalutin (also hifalutin), oratorical, pompous, pretentious, rhetorical (also rhetoric), stilted; Attic, cultured, refined; classy, courtly, fine, graceful, tasteful; aristocratic, genteel, patrician; correct, educated, grammatical, proper; academic (also academical), bookish, learned, literaryNear Antonyms 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, unlearnedAntonyms ineloquent, low, undignified
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