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[ in-el-uh-kwuh nt ]
/ ɪnˈɛl ə kwənt /


not eloquent.

Nearby words

inelastic supply, inelegance, inelegancy, inelegant, ineligible, ineloquent, ineluctable, ineludible, inenarrable, inept, ineptitude

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ineloquent

  • 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


/ (ɪnˈɛləkwənt) /


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