eloquent

  • 1éloquent — éloquent, ente [ elɔkɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1213; lat. eloquens 1 ♦ Qui a, montre de l éloquence. ⇒ disert. Un orateur éloquent. « La nature rend les hommes éloquents dans les grands intérêts et dans les grandes passions » (Voltaire). Par ext. « Toute… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2éloquent — éloquent, ente (é lo kan, kan t ) adj. 1°   Qui a de l éloquence. Un homme éloquent. •   Toujours éloquents à décrier le monde, toujours plus vifs à l aimer, MASS. Or. fun. Dauphin.. 2°   Par extension. Un discours, un style éloquent. S exprimer… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3éloquent — ÉLOQUENT, ENTE. adj. Qui a de l éloquence. Homme éloquent. Démosthène, Cicéron, sont les plus éloquens Orateurs de l antiquité. Il y a des gens qui sont naturellement éloquens. f♛/b] Il se dit aussi Des discours et des ouvrages d esprit. Cette… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 4Eloquent — El o*quent, a. [F. [ e]loquent, L. eloquens, entis, p. pr. of eloqui to speak out, declaim; e + loqui to speak. See {Loquacious}.] 1. Having the power of expressing strong emotions or forcible arguments in an elevated, impassioned, and effective… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5eloquent — Eloquent, [eloqu]ente. adj. Qui a l art de bien dire & de persuader. Homme eloquent. Demosthene, Ciceron sont les plus eloquents orateurs de l antiquité. Il se dit aussi des discours & des ouvrages d esprit. Cette harangue, cette piece est fort… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6eloquent — Eloquent, Eloquens. Fort eloquent, Pereloquens, Consultus eloquentiae. Estre plus eloquent qu un autre, Eloquentiam alicuius eloquentiorem reddere …

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  • 7eloquent — late 14c., from O.Fr. eloquent, from L. eloquentem (nom. eloquens), prp. of eloqui to speak out (see ELOQUENCE (Cf. eloquence)). Related: Eloquently …

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  • 8eloquent — [el′ə kwənt] adj. [ME & OFr < L eloquens, prp. of eloqui, to speak out, utter < e , out + loqui, to speak] 1. having, or characterized by, eloquence; fluent, forceful, and persuasive 2. vividly expressive [an eloquent sigh] eloquently adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 9eloquent — I adjective articulate, calculated to stir, communicative, compelling, convincing, disertus, effective, eloquens, expressive, flowing, fluent, forceful, full of feeling, full of meaning, full of substance, graceful, impassioned, impressive,… …

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  • 10eloquent — 1 articulate, voluble, *vocal, fluent, glib Analogous words: *impassioned, passionate, fervid, perfervid, ardent, fervent: expressing, voicing, venting, uttering (see EXPRESS vb): forceful, forcible, potent, *powerful 2 * …

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  • 11eloquent — [adj] having a skillful way with words affecting, ardent, articulate, expressive, facund, fervent, fervid, fluent, forceful, glib, grandiloquent, graphic, impassioned, impressive, indicative, magniloquent, meaningful, moving, outspoken,… …

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  • 12eloquent — Adj. (Aufbaustufe) geh.: viel reden könnend, mitteilsam Synonyme: beredsam, beredt, gesprächig, redebegabt, redegewandt, sprachgewandt, wortgewandt, wortreich Beispiel: Er war ein eloquenter Gesprächspartner …

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  • 13eloquent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) showing eloquence. 2) clearly indicative or expressive. DERIVATIVES eloquently adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14ÉLOQUENT — ENTE. adj. Qui a de l éloquence. Homme éloquent. Démosthène, Cicéron, sont les plus éloquents orateurs de l antiquité. Il y a des gens qui sont naturellement éloquents.   Il se dit aussi Des discours et des ouvrages d esprit, ainsi que du style.… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15eloquent — eloquently, adv. eloquentness, n. /el euh kweuhnt/, adj. 1. having or exercising the power of fluent, forceful, and appropriate speech: an eloquent orator. 2. characterized by forceful and appropriate expression: an eloquent speech. 3. movingly… …

    Universalium

  • 16eloquent — [[t]e̱ləkwənt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Speech or writing that is eloquent is well expressed and effective in persuading people. I heard him make a very eloquent speech at that dinner. Syn: expressive Derived words: eloquence N UNCOUNT ...the eloquence… …

    English dictionary

  • 17eloquent — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ wax ▪ He waxed eloquent about her talents as an actress. ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very …

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  • 18eloquent — el•o•quent [[t]ˈɛl ə kwənt[/t]] adj. 1) skilled in fluent, forceful, and appropriate speech 2) exhibiting forceful and appropriate expression 3) (of actions, gestures, etc.) forcefully expressive • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME (< AF) < L… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19eloquent — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin eloquent , eloquens, from present participle of eloqui to speak out, from e + loqui to speak Date: 14th century 1. marked by forceful and fluent expression < an eloquent preacher&#8230; …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20eloquent — /ˈɛləkwənt / (say eluhkwuhnt) adjective 1. having or exercising the power of fluent, forcible, and appropriate speech: an eloquent orator. 2. characterised by forcible and appropriate expression: an eloquent speech. 3. movingly expressive:&#8230; …

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