- adj. Awkwardly expressed but not necessarily untrue; impolitic; ill-phrased; inexpedient; clumsy.
- in- + artful. (Wiktionary)
“So yesterday Eugene asked me why the word inartful meaning ‘unskillfully’ wasn’t in any dictionary that he’d consulted, including the OED and all the dictionaries you can search through onelook.com.”
“Rick Sanchez issued a public apology Wednesday, calling his comments about Jon Stewart "inartful" and "mangled," according to a statement obtained by Variety.”
“In the statement, the 52-year-old said he had a very good conversation with Jon Stewart on Monday when he was able to apologize for his "inartful" comments.”
“Rick Sanchez publicly apologizes for "inartful" comments”
“Toomey defended a years-old remark in which he suggested getting rid of corporate taxes, saying it was "inartful" and was "never a serious policy proposal.”
“Nearly a week after making the controversial comments that got him fired from CNN, Rick Sanchez released a statement Wednesday apologizing for what he called "inartful," "tired and mangled" words that he said "were never intended to suggest any sort of narrow-mindedness and should never have been made.”
“By the way, Wilson may have been "inartful", but he was right. kevin”
“In a rant that he later described as "inartful," Gibbs unloaded on what he called the "professional left" and said they were out of touch with reality.”
“Robert Gibbs, under fire for his attack on the "professional left," sends over a statement walking it back, conceding it was "inartful," and clarifying that the views he expressed frustration about are not widely held:”
“Within hours of the interview being published, Gibbs tried to walk back his remarks, calling them "inartful".”
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