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  1. rhetorical(adj)

    of or relating to rhetoric

    "accepted two or three verbal and rhetorical changes I suggested"- W.A.White; "the rhetorical sin of the meaningless variation"- Lewis Mumford

  2. rhetorical(adj)

    given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought

    "mere rhetorical frippery"

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  1. rhetorical(Adjective)

    Part of or similar to rhetoric, which is the use of language as a means to persuade.

    A rhetorical question, for example, is one used merely to make a point, with no response expected.

  2. rhetorical(Adjective)

    Not earnest, or presented only for the purpose of an argument

  3. Origin: From rhetoricus, from ῥητορικός.

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  1. Rhetorical(adj)

    of or pertaining to rhetoric; according to, or exhibiting, rhetoric; oratorical; as, the rhetorical art; a rhetorical treatise; a rhetorical flourish

  2. Origin: [L. rhetoricus, Gr. . See Rhetoric.]


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