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Lacking or displaying a lack of eloquence.

in·el′o·quence n.
in·el′o·quent·ly adv.


lacking eloquence or fluency of expression
inˈeloquence n
inˈeloquently adv


(ɪnˈɛl ə kwənt)

not eloquent.
[1520–30; < Late Latin]
in•el′o•quence, n.
in•el′o•quent•ly, adv.


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stunningly ineloquent (albeit unanimous) opinion upholding the
Paul Caton Lazy, ineloquent and woefully ill-informed.
The narrator's very striving for exactitude is alienating because it paradoxically undermines mimesis, but also because its results are, by traditional literary standards, jarringly ineloquent, overwritten, rambling, or stilted.
To drive home the point, an ineloquent but clearer re-titling of the subtitle might be this: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and the General Implications of Those Non-Aristotelian Systems.
though thou may'st disdain By my ineloquent lips to breathe thy strain; Thy minister altho' I may not be, To win the wild world by sweet minstrelsy: Yet from my own, my inmost soul, Thy chariot, Spirit, do not roll, Nor leave those chambers dark and desolate Where long ago thy glorious presence sate
Only where the past and future emerge forth from him is a presentness produced, the ineloquent welcome of erotic mourning.
But these are overshadowed by far longer tracts of ineloquent dialogue and unnecessarily crude and juvenile moments.
There are huge tracts of ineloquent dialogue while we wonder where the film is going.
Efforts aimed at undercutting the company turned quickly to misrepresentation, for reviewers could only satisfy their readers' desire to have their self-affirming stereotypes of black inferiority confirmed by distorting what they witnessed: white critics and parodists on both sides of the Atlantic consistently portrayed the acting style practiced across the company as grossly incompetent and ineloquent (an account that flies in the face of many details).