What does inarticulate mean?

Definitions for inarticulate
ˌɪn ɑrˈtɪk yə lɪtinar·tic·u·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inarticulate, unarticulate(adj)

    without or deprived of the use of speech or words

    "inarticulate beasts"; "remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal"; "inarticulate with rage"; "an inarticulate cry"


  1. Inarticulate(a.)

    Incapable of expressing one's ideas or feelings clearly.

    Etymology: [L. inarticulatus; pref. in- not + articulatus articulate.]


  1. inarticulate(Adjective)

    not articulated in normal words

  2. inarticulate(Adjective)


  3. inarticulate(Adjective)

    unable to speak with any clarity

  4. inarticulate(Adjective)

    not having joints or other articulations

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inarticulate(adj)

    not uttered with articulation or intelligible distinctness, as speech or words

    Etymology: [L. inarticulatus; pref. in- not + articulatus articulate.]

  2. Inarticulate(adj)

    not jointed or articulated; having no distinct body segments; as, an inarticulate worm

    Etymology: [L. inarticulatus; pref. in- not + articulatus articulate.]

  3. Inarticulate(adj)

    without a hinge; -- said of an order (Inarticulata or Ecardines) of brachiopods

    Etymology: [L. inarticulatus; pref. in- not + articulatus articulate.]

  4. Inarticulate(adj)

    incapable of articulating

    Etymology: [L. inarticulatus; pref. in- not + articulatus articulate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inarticulate

    in-är-tik′ūl-āt, adj. not distinct, incapable of speaking distinctly: (zool.) not jointed.—adv. Inartic′ulately.—ns. Inartic′ulateness, Inarticulā′tion, indistinctness of sounds in speaking.


  1. Inarticulate

    not jointed or segmented.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inarticulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inarticulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of inarticulate in a Sentence

  1. Rudyard Kipling:

    For undemocratic reasons and for motives not of State, they arrive at their conclusions -- largely inarticulate. Being void of self-expression they confide their views to none; but sometimes in a smoking room, one learns why things were done.

  2. oscar wilde, Quoted in Ellmann:

    It often happens that the real tragedies in life occur in such an inarticulate manner that they hurt one by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style.

  3. Dan Quayle:

    Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.

  4. Henry Anatole Grunwald:

    Everything can be learned, including, to a very large extent, to be what you are not. You can learn to be pretty if you are plain, charming if you are dull, thin if you are fat, youthful if you are aging, how to write though you are inarticulate, how to make money though you are not good with figures.

  5. Michael Cohen:

    As an attorney, husband and father there are many injustices that offend me but nothing more than charges of rape or racism. They hit me at my core, in my moment of shock and anger, I made an inarticulate comment - which I do not believe – and which I apologize for entirely.

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