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inarticulate
used in Atlas Shrugged

4 uses
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Definition
unable to communicate clearly (or to use words)

or (more rarely): a feeling or idea that is not expressed

The exact meaning of inarticulate depends upon its context. For example:
  • unable to find good words to express oneself — as in "She gets inarticulate when she's nervous."
  • verbally expressing a feeling without words — as in "She uttered an inarticulate cry of despair."
  • unable to make oneself heard and understood — as in "She mumbled inarticulately."
  • unable to speak — as in "She was inarticulate with rage."
  • a feeling or idea that is not expressed — as in "We shared an inarticulate fear."
  • inability to express or understand feelings or ideas — as in "She is emotionally inarticulate, " or "Her symphony is inarticulate."
  • She looked at him as if he were making inarticulate sounds that connected to nothing inside her mind.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (38% in)
  • The inarticulate sounds had connected, but she could not believe the sum they made.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (38% in)
  • The ego you seek, that essential 'you' which you cannot express or define, is not your emotions or inarticulate dreams, but your intellect, that judge of your supreme tribunal whom you've impeached in order to drift at the mercy of any stray shyster you describe as your 'feeling.'
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (82% in)
  • Now it was only a matter of making sounds, inarticulate sounds addressed to inanimate objects unrelated to such concepts as reality, human or honor.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (69% in)

There are no more uses of "inarticulate" in Atlas Shrugged.

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