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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silent, sparing of words, taciturn, tongue-tied, unclear, unintelligible, unplain, unrefined, untrained, vague, withdrawn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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Sufi Muhammad, ageing and in poor health, spoke inarticulately for about 45 minutes in Pashto and reporters faced difficulty in understanding his words.
Morgan to display his hands for inspection, to say his name, and to recite the "Pledge of Allegiance," Louis, much to Grant's displeasure, reveals "black and grimy" hands, inarticulately says his name, and unashamedly delivers the national oath in a manner unreflective of Grant's stern instruction: "'Plege legen toda flag.
Manically bouncy and underscored by a wicked smirk, Palmer balances the sex and glamour of rock stardom with something almost inarticulately sinister, creating a sense of danger that's simultaneously alluring, unsettling and a little bit desperate.
Especially heirhead Jamie Laing, who examines Gabi's delicious new look and inarticulately inquires: "When they extract like liposuction.
can blindly and inarticulately crush us; mute despair, intense mental pain, can cause us to blot ourselves out.
Some human rights groups will decide to include zombies in their mandates, reaping the rewards of press attention as spokesmen for a constituency unable to speak--although it can inarticulately moan--for itself.
Instead, they must inarticulately homogenize these under generic headings of "approval" or "disapproval.
Some constitutional, LOAC, and international humanitarian law scholars dispute portions of these conclusions, but this essay accepts them as legally appropriate (if inarticulately drafted) at the time rendered, that is, before the Supreme Court's Hamdan v.
39) Voters inarticulately register a kind of negative preference against candidates by failing to rank them more highly.
She's shattering as she inarticulately defends her right to love Jake--or Frankie, the softer, sweeter "woman-man" she tries to believe is her husband after Baylor mistakes him for a deer and shoots him.
It found her throat, and spattered inarticulately in plaintive, convulsive sounds, mingled with calls to Christ Jesus.