I am looking for a single word for a person who is able to explain himself very clearly and using the best possible words, etc. I am not looking for "perspicuous", etc. The focus is more on the language part: someone who uses the right language and words to describe himself. I know the word exists but its just skipping my head at the moment!!! Please help.

  • try succinct, or clear-headed, or rational, or eloquent, or loquacious or... The question is too broad!
    – Mari-Lou A
    Nov 17, 2015 at 7:38
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    "I am not looking for perspicious, etc." Why is "etc:" wrong? How am I supposed to know if any of my suggestions above fit into the "etc." category?
    – Mari-Lou A
    Nov 17, 2015 at 7:40
  • Laconic, concise, orator, silver-tongued ...
    – Mari-Lou A
    Nov 17, 2015 at 7:47
  • Boring, tedious.
    – Hot Licks
    Nov 17, 2015 at 13:55

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You could mean eloquent in this sense:

  1. a. Of persons: Possessing or exercising the power of fluent, forcible, and appropriate expression.

["eloquent, adj.". OED Online. September 2015. Oxford University Press. http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/60591?redirectedFrom=eloquent (accessed November 17, 2015).]

Or maybe lucid in this sense:

  1. Marked by clearness of reasoning, expression, or arrangement; easily intelligible.

["lucid, adj.". OED Online. September 2015. Oxford University Press. http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/110839?redirectedFrom=lucid (accessed November 17, 2015).]

  • "Eloquent", as well as "articulate" (as suggested by @Elian) are the words I was looking for!!!
    – km83
    Nov 17, 2015 at 11:36



expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language: an articulate speaker AHD


adj. eloquent, articulate (from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English)

adj. eloquent (from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia)

ready of speech; eloquent; fluent. Also, facundious. Wordnik


Explicit may suggest the idea:

  • unreserved in expression; outspoken: explicit language.

  • fully and clearly expressed; leaving nothing implied: explicit approval.

The Free Dictionary


Describing the person as a pithy speaker could work:

pithy: if something that is said or written is pithy, it is intelligent and strongly stated, without wasting any words


  1. pithy: containing much meaning and substance in a terse concentrated form : brief and to the point : full of significance
  2. pithy: marked by the use of pithy speech or writing
    a pithy speaker
    a pithy style

(Webster's Unabridged)

Depending on the context, other suitable words might be succinct and concise (mentioned in comments already.)

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