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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silent, sparing of words, taciturn, tongue-tied, unclear, unintelligible, unplain, unrefined, untrained, vague, withdrawn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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The artist struggles for articulation even as his concepts seem deliberately inarticulate.
Does it indicate that we are inarticulate morons who can't think of an alternative word?
Sullen, inarticulate and not even good at mopping up blood, she also has an inexplicably bright, preteen daughter, Lisa McKinlay's Mary, whose father is never mentioned.
Few people were making narrative films on the cheap back then, and Araki, a madly ambitious young fellow fascinatingly attuned to the inarticulate speech patterns and confused emotions of his generation, was rightly considered a promising, if blurry talent.
However, what really comes across, is a bunch of rather inarticulate airmen trying to rationalise a very irrational experience.
Leland basically takes us from the beginning to the end of the program, with a judicious few flashbacks to rehearsals, bits of backstage business and mercifully brief interviews of inarticulate rock stars.
Not that it really matters, but the characters' voices are somewhat uniform in their diction, and Wojnarowicz's device of subdividing monologues with Celine-like dot-dot-dots seems more the kind of trick writers use to give fiction an authentic sting than a natural flaw of inarticulate speech.
Sorry, but I can't join the adulation of this inarticulate, deeply irritating, self-confessed junkie.
Also, I do think that the president of the United States is a warmongering, inarticulate, oil-man idiot.
One of the most important events in the last thirty years of art history has been the use of the new, populist, commercial technology of television in the service of what may be art's most ancient and esoteric ambition: the articulation of those inarticulate states of being, the almost unnameable sensations and feelings that traverse the subject's interior silence.
Has there ever been a more banal, inarticulate, inadequate or rubbish presenter than Ian Wright - currently fronting BBC's Lottery Show?
Sandler's inarticulate rage is given a human dimension, and Anderson's inquiring artistry doesn't probe too far past the funny business.