HyperDic: rhetorical

English > 2 senses of the word rhetorical:
ADJECTIVEpertrhetoricalof or relating to rhetoric
allrhetoricalgiven to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought
rhetorical > pronunciation
Soundsrihtao'rihkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > rhetorical: 2 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or relating to rhetoric.
Examples
  • "accepted two or three verbal and rhetorical changes I suggested"- W.A.White
  • "the rhetorical sin of the meaningless variation"- Lewis Mumford
Spanishretórico
Nounsrhetoricstudy of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)
rhetoricusing language effectively to please or persuade
English > rhetorical: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningGiven to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought.
Example"mere rhetorical frippery"
Narrowerbombastic, declamatory, large, orotund, tumid, turgidostentatiously lofty in style
empurpled, over-embellished, purpleexcessively elaborate or showily expressed
flowery, ornatemarked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details
forensicOf, relating to, or used in public debate or argument
grandiloquent, magniloquent, talllofty in style
oratoricalcharacteristic of an orator or oratory
poetic, poeticalcharacteristic of or befitting poetry
stylisticOf or relating to style (especially in the use of language)
See alsofancynot plain
figurative, nonliteral(used of the meanings of words or text) not literal
formal(of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms
Oppositeunrhetoricalnot rhetorical
Spanishretórico
Catalanretòric
Nounsrhetoricstudy of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)
Adverbsrhetoricallyin a rhetorical manner

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