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[in-el-uh-kwuh nt]
  1. 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
Related formsin·el·o·quence, nounin·el·o·quent·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • Mr. Henson throws in some not ineloquent remarks about the abolition by Christianity of the gladiatorial shows at Rome.

    Flowers of Freethought

    George W. Foote

  • They are often not ineloquent, but the eloquence seems to have passed under the hands of the composition-master.

British Dictionary definitions for ineloquent


  1. lacking eloquence or fluency of expression
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Derived Formsineloquence, nounineloquently, adverb
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