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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silent, sparing of words, taciturn, tongue-tied, unclear, unintelligible, unplain, unrefined, untrained, vague, withdrawn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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But I became a writer despite, and perhaps because of, their resistance to the idea, my inarticulate desires pushing against their inarticulate sacrifice, all of it taking place before a backdrop of refugee life and racial reality.
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
But Yousef makes a frustratingly inarticulate talking head, and his friendly relationship with Shin Bet agent Gonen Ben Yitzhak--often onscreen as well--never carries the proper weight.
Nowhere, it seems, with its shortsighted, inarticulate and anti-technological leaders setting the way.
I remember the king passed massive amounts of inarticulate feeling
Bush as "a cross-eyed Texan warmonger, unelected, inarticulate, who epitomises the arrogance of American foreign policy".
Depending on your tolerance for Madchester nostalgia and inarticulate teenage hooligans, there is a lot here to enjoy.
Seven reviews also look at such recent publications as Carla Mazzio's The Inarticulate Renaissance: Language Trouble in an Age of Eloquence, Paul A.
THE weirdest bedfellows in Britain comprise the brutishly inarticulate EDL, Muslims and fundamentalist Christians.
Ryan said the comment was 'an inarticulate way of describing' how Republicans are trying 'to create prosperity and upward mobility, and reduce dependency by getting people off welfare back to work'.
Anyone who follows football has heard some interviews with inarticulate or under pressure managers that make you want to groan - as we have with politicians, actors, singers and many others.