Thesaurus

eloquent

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of eloquent

  1. 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. 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. 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

eloquent was our Word of the Day on 01/18/2016. Hear the podcast!


Learn More about eloquent


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up eloquent? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to glide in or as if in an airplane

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!