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ineloquent

[ in-el-uh-kwuhnt ]
/ ɪnˈɛl ə kwənt /
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adjective

not eloquent.

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Origin of ineloquent

First recorded in 1520–30, ineloquent is from the Late Latin word inēloquent- (stem of inēloquēns). See in-3, eloquent

OTHER WORDS FROM ineloquent

in·el·o·quence, nounin·el·o·quent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for ineloquent

ineloquent
/ (ɪnˈɛləkwənt) /

adjective

lacking eloquence or fluency of expression

Derived forms of ineloquent

ineloquence, nounineloquently, adverb
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