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inarticulate

inarticulate


in·ar·tic·u·late  (när-tky-lt)
adj.
1. Uttered without the use of normal words or syllables; incomprehensible as speech or language: a cry . . . that . . . sank down into an inarticulate whine (Jack London).
2. Unable to speak; speechless: inarticulate with astonishment.
3. Unable to speak with clarity or eloquence: an inarticulate debater.
4. Going unexpressed: inarticulate sorrow.
5. Biology Not having joints or segments.

inar·ticu·late·ly adv.
inar·ticu·late·ness, inar·ticu·la·cy (-l-s) n.


inarticulate  /nrtkylt/  adj. not able to speak clearly or express oneself well: He is intelligent but inarticulate when he tries to explain his ideas. inarticulate

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