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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silent, sparing of words, taciturn, tongue-tied, unclear, unintelligible, unplain, unrefined, untrained, vague, withdrawn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 they all invoke the same potential infirmities--the so-called "hearsay dangers"--of human sources: insincerity, inarticulateness, erroneous memory, and faulty perception.
It cannot wholly overcome the impediment of inarticulateness, for nothing can fill the void created by an absence of first-person texts.
86) Although Evgeny's inarticulateness makes him an unusual standard-bearer for the Word, it is clear that Peter recognizes something in his challenger's words with enough power to destabilize an empire.
What struck me in Newfoundland in the mid-1970s was how much wiser and bolder, how much more expressive, imaginative and, in a sense, worldly the people there were compared to ordinary central Canadians, whose general character seemed to me to be marked by self-concealing inarticulateness, dull platitudes, and conformist consumerism.
If the improvisation faltered, as improvisations often do, then stumbling inarticulateness could be taken as a badge of sincerity.
There is, however, a more radical reading of inarticulateness of the people-as-one in Schmitt.
Pierre's final assertion also highlights the inarticulateness of Sloan's departure.
This inarticulateness has provided lots of fodder for blistering satire.
In addition, whether right or wrong, widespread Turkish criticism of impotency, inconsistency, inarticulateness, hypocrisy, irresponsibility and lack of inventiveness-read as politics-as-usual--of the BDP in failing to free Kurds from the grips of terrorism has made the BDP emerge in a new light as an actor of its own.
But theorizing also helps me break through frustration and inarticulateness and turn the chip on my shoulder into an instrument of analysis.
The emotional directness but analytical inarticulateness of ghetto talk is displayed through a stream-of-consciousness and second-person direct-address technique of writing that establish an immediate sense of self, further enhanced by stylistic idiosyncracies reminiscent of Hubert Selby's experimental novels (Harding 1992: 147).
Therefore Jimmy and Little Brother's inarticulateness stabilizes and connects the elements of the story with the Coca-Cola Corporation's strategic choices.