inarticulate


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Synonyms for inarticulate

Synonyms for inarticulate

lacking the power or faculty of speech

temporarily unable or unwilling to speak, as from shock or fear

Synonyms for inarticulate

without or deprived of the use of speech or words

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It clung round his neck, and burst louder and louder into that mingling of inarticulate cries with "mammy" by which little children express the bewilderment of waking.
he said, in a voice almost inarticulate with passion; and his face looked swelled and furious.
Richardson muttered something inarticulate, and almost snatched it away.
And all that was in her voice was in her eyes, and in them Daylight glimpsed a profundity deeper and wider than any speech or thought--the whole vast inarticulate mystery and wonder of sex and love.
But dogs being dogs, in their dim, inarticulate, brilliant, and heroic-worshipping ways misappraising humans, dogs think of their masters, and love their masters, more than the facts warrant.
His jaws opened, and he muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks.
Having finally crawled out from under the thumb of hard-line, Bible-thumping state premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen--whose term in office occasioned creative mass exodus from the region in the late '70s and carly '80s--Queensland's numerically significant rural population turned out in droves last year to vote for the infamously inarticulate Pauline Hanson and her One Nation Party, a righteous band of racist homophobes.
PEOPLE who swear are too inarticulate or too lazy to use the Queen's English.
Modern social historians have gone to great lengths to demonstrate that inarticulate and lower-class groups exercise agency; hegemonic control by elites is rarely complete or absolute.
With themes as timeless as those of Shakespeare, it's a pocket-sized masterpiece that's magnificently moody - all chirping crickets and shots of cotton fields - nicely scored and with some great performances, particularly from Michael Shannon as the good-natured but inarticulate Son.
They've turned into talking-point lectures, and that's territory on which a film that wants to make fun of inarticulate politicians should not tread.
IT'S not Ian Wright's fault that he was the most lamentable, inarticulate, senseless football pundit who ever stained a television screen.
Further down the fiction scale, ``Silver City,'' Sayles' look at a Colorado gubernatorial race, features Chris Cooper as a conservative candidate closely modeled on the inarticulate image of George W.
Somehow I can't imagine the Chester bench being as compassionate towards a surly, inarticulate kid from Toxteth standing before them with his hands down his trackie bottoms.
Making a movie about an inarticulate guy's inability to cope with profound psychic grief is hard enough.