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  • n. The state or condition of being ineloquent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being ineloquent; want of eloquence; a habit of silence or reserve in speech.


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  • When I complained that the resulting text made everyone look silly, reading more like a case study of neurological impairment than an interview, I was treated to a lecture about the necessity of maintaining the "naturalness" of my natural ineloquence.

    Sam Harris: The Perils of the Print Interview

  • The smell of torture springs from the red ink of their pens, the finality and confirmation of your inadequacy, ineloquence, inferiority.

    jaeaxe Diary Entry

  • Sadly, he reminded us also of the ineloquence of George Bush at which we laugh, but which in fact represents a simplicity of the mind, a unidimensional view of life that Mr. Bush carries forth into the world that sews fear and destruction in its path.

    Rick Jacobs: Al Gore -- The American Soul

  • "I don't know, " I replied, in a moment of stark ineloquence.

    Warning Signs

  • To us, as already hinted, the Lord Abbot's eloquence is less admirable than his ineloquence, his great invaluable 'talent of silence!'

    Past and Present

  • Peter Hook's Freebass project have written a song with Howard Marx doing a "state of the world" rap on it which will probably trump Jon McClure in the political ineloquence stakes

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • Specimens of the genre share a low-key naturalism, low-fi production values and a stream of low-volume chatter often perceived as ineloquence.

    The Big Apple

  • Well fine, it would have been the same with any other girl BUT of course I had to get the worst choice - as much as I like Melody (and I really do, despite her ineloquence),

    Anime Nano!

  • Did you grunt when you composed this passage of ironically inarticulate ineloquence?

    Think Progress

  • The use of vulgarity is, always and everywhere, a sign of ineloquence The Motley Fool


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