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Lacking or displaying a lack of eloquence.

in·el′o·quence n.
in·el′o·quent·ly adv.
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lacking eloquence or fluency of expression
inˈeloquence n
inˈeloquently adv
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(ɪnˈɛl ə kwənt)

not eloquent.
[1520–30; < Late Latin]
in•el′o•quence, n.
in•el′o•quent•ly, adv.
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References in classic literature ?
Nor are thy lips ungraceful, Sire of men, Nor tongue ineloquent; for God on thee Abundantly his gifts hath also pour'd, Inward and outward both, his image faire: Speaking or mute all comliness and grace Attends thee, and each word, each motion formes.
"The Banality of the Document: Charles Reznikoff's Holocaust and Ineloquent Empathy".
In the first stanza, a spectacularly ineloquent narrator describes the Brazilian landscape in terms that thwart imagination and call almost nothing into being:
Macduff makes the fatal error of leaving his wife and children unprotected (and Shakespeare emphasizes the mistake more than his source Holinshed); and, as one Royal Shakespeare Company actor who had played the role five times complained to me, he is usually ineloquent or silent.
Although the recording of voice notes cannot rid the researcher from a desire for narrative structure, I discovered that they could reflect more of the rawness of experience and the ineloquent ways in which emotions overcome us during fieldwork.
Many intellectuals pointed to the "insufficiency" of English, which was considered to be "'rude' and 'barbarous', inexpressive and ineloquent, and it did not have the technical vocabulary required in specialised domains of language use" (Nevalainen 1999: 358).
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.
We will not attempt to assess the quantity of escape conducts from the military environment, as a series of meteorological difficulties inherent in statistics would force us to refer to factors with a random, situational, ineloquent character: land, air, navy, internal forces, firefighters, border guards etc.
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!