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  • n. The condition of being articulate.


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  • His "articulacy" comes straight from the teleprompter, he is stumbling and adrift when speaking off-the-cuff, and his "political adroitness" is non-existent, to wit the types of people with whom he chooses to associate himself.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Not keen to expand on his view in English, Nadal's articulacy returned with a vengeance in his native tongue when talking to Spanish journalists later, and he was barely able to contain the simmering resentment he has apparently had for Federer.

    Rafael Nadal aims criticism at Roger Federer over lack of support

  • This imperative will often be combined with a defensive assumption that the arguer is only exercising linguistic fluency in a hostile attempt to remind the anti-intellectual of their inferior articulacy.

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  • No wonder Robert, and later Thomas, are so good with words, for their parents converse with a kind of desperate articulacy.

    Mother's Milk by Edward St Aubyn

  • That drearily prevalent, invertedly snobbish contempt for articulacy?

    To speak another language isn't just cultured, it's a blow against stupidity

  • Hirst, as artist, curator and in his prime a cod philosopher of almost Warholian dumb articulacy, was the true author of British art's fame in the 1990s.

    The YBAs are over. Long live the OBAs!

  • One breathtaking rant, in which Stanhope vents his everyday frustrations with the use of castor oil, a rat cage and a spinning dildo, reminds us of the freewheeling articulacy of which this still-thrilling comic is capable.

    Doug Stanhope

  • He's a poet, he says things with such clarity, articulacy and beauty.

    Waxing lyrical: Zola Jesus on her love of words

  • It is hard to say whether the arrogance or resentment is more obnoxious here, in the assumption that articulacy is designed to demean the inarticulate.


  • If it is invalid to condemn others on the basis that being too smart is rude, however, it is, of course, entirely valid to take a populist approach as an ethical stricture applied to one's own work (as an attempt to compensate for some of the class privileges that can lead to disparities of articulacy, to be deliberately inclusive rather than -- unconsciously and by default -- exclusive).



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