Ineloquent
Ineloquent In*e"lo*quent, a. [L. ineloquens: cf. F. in['e]loquent. See {In-} not, and {Eloquent}.] Not eloquent; not fluent, graceful, or moving; not persuasive; as, ineloquent language. [1913 Webster]

Nor are thy lips ungraceful, sire of men, Nor tongue ineloquent. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • inéloquent — inéloquent, ente (i né lo kan, kan t ) adj. Sans éloquence. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   S ils ont prins en haine un advocat, l endemain il leur devient ineloquent, MONT. IV, 160. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. ineloquentem, de in.... 1, et eloquens, éloquent …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • ineloquent — [in el′ə kwənt] adj. not eloquent; not fluent, forceful, and persuasive ineloquence n. ineloquently adv …   English World dictionary

  • ineloquent — ineloquence, n. ineloquently, adv. /in el euh kweuhnt/, adj. not eloquent. [1520 30; < LL ineloquent (s. of ineloquens). See IN 3, ELOQUENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • ineloquent — adjective Date: circa 1530 not eloquent ; having or showing a lack of eloquence • ineloquently adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ineloquent — adjective Not eloquent Syn: uneloquent …   Wiktionary

  • ineloquent — adj. lacking eloquence, unable to fluently express oneself in words …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ineloquent — in·eloquent …   English syllables

  • ineloquent — in•el•o•quent [[t]ɪnˈɛl ə kwənt[/t]] adj. not eloquent • Etymology: 1520–30; < LL in•el′o•quence, n. in•el′o•quent•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • ineloquent — /ɪnˈɛləkwənt/ (say in eluhkwuhnt) adjective not eloquent. –ineloquence, noun –ineloquently, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • ineloquent — …   Useful english dictionary

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