inability to speak

inability to speak

Speech impairment, see there.
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A LAWYER representing MPs has labelled Boris Johnson a serial liar - describing him in court as "characterised by incontinent mendacity, an unwillingness or inability to speak the truth".
Inability to speak, slurred speech, or inability to understand speech
"In a democracy, especially in a knowledge economy like India, we must not foster the tendency to discriminate between people based upon their ability or inability to speak a particular language," he said.
Around 130 pilots have been grounded at regional airports in Switzerland due to their inability to speak English.
Speth is a strong protagonist, even with her inability to speak, as she is expertly narrated throughout the story; though she sometimes feels isolated from the people around her, we constantly know what she's thinking.
Summers, alongside Morales and Hung were in hot water after a video of them commenting on fellow Miss U candidates' inability to speak English went viral.
Steadman is captivating in how she portrays the heartbreaking side-effects of Mary's stroke and consequent dementia - her inability to speak properly, her loss of language, her confusion and the way she lashes out at those she loves.
The condition started one month ago as an inability to swallow, along with drooling of the saliva, which started suddenly when the patient developed the inability to speak with right side heaviness, mainly in the upper limb.
Those with autism exhibit different emotions and reactions and can occasionally be temperamental, accompanied with the inability to speak.
It's this reliance, which leads to our inability to speak up.
However, she hinted that there are things that they cannot tell the public because they want to "protect the privacy of two people, both of whom have expressed a desire to get on with their lives." Because of this, there's an "inability to speak openly to fans about this issue."
It cited the recent case of a Filipino domestic worker in Jeddah, who was sent home by her employer because of her inability to speak and understand English.