inarticulate


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inarticulate

adjective abstruse, abysmal, close, deficient, deprived of speech, fumbling, garbled, guarded, inadequate, inaudible, incommunicative, inconversable, indiscernible, indistinct, ineffective, inelegant, inferior, laconic, muffled, mute, nebulous, not able to vocalize a position, not fluent, not glib, not polished, not smooth, opaque, parum distinctus, poor, reserved, reticent, silent, sparing of words, taciturn, tongue-tied, unclear, unintelligible, unplain, unrefined, untrained, vague, withdrawn
See also: mute, speechless, taciturn
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She muttered gasping, inarticulate love-words, rocking slowly to and fro the while, and patting Genevieve's shoulder with her ponderous hand.
With inarticulate cries the men fled in terror, each in a different direction.
He sleeps a drugged sleep, and, if he dream, his dreams are dim and inarticulate.
At these words Western lost all patience, and grew inarticulate with rage.
His jaws opened, and he muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks.
Long slunk back, muttering inarticulate threats, and Saxon moved on as in a dream.
A gesture from Sophia Antonovna, "Leave him to me," had sent the two men away--the buzzing of the inarticulate voice growing fainter and fainter, and the thin pipe of "What now?
aunt Pullet exclaimed, after preluding by an inarticulate scream; "keep her at the door, Sally
He might be part of the gang one day The teenager inarticulate, shy Watches with envy The chattering crowds go by Off to disco the night away While she lies sleepless Until the dawn breaks on another lonely day The senior citizen who now shops for one Now all her family have moved on Left without her partner With no-one to care Sleeps half the night in her fireside chair Loners by Lil Bordessa, L5
Contract award: framework agreement for the purchase of new buses for public transport passengers inarticulate
The Inarticulate Renaissance, which won the 2010 Roland H.
THE weirdest bedfellows in Britain comprise the brutishly inarticulate EDL, Muslims and fundamentalist Christians.