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English definition of “inarticulate”

inarticulate

adjective     /ˌɪn.ɑːˈtɪk.jʊ.lət/ US  /-ɑːr-/
unable to express feelings or ideas clearly, or expressed in a way that is difficult to understand: When it comes to expressing their emotions, some people are hopelessly inarticulate. His speech was inarticulate and it was obvious he had been drinking.Difficult to understandComplicated and difficult to doPuzzle and confuse inarticulately     /-li/ adverb Difficult to understandComplicated and difficult to doPuzzle and confuse inarticulacy     /-lə.si/ noun [U] (also inarticulateness, /-nəs/ )
(Definition of inarticulate adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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