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
given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought
"mere rhetorical frippery"
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.
Not earnest, or presented only for the purpose of an argument
Origin: From rhetoricus, from ῥητορικός.
of or pertaining to rhetoric; according to, or exhibiting, rhetoric; oratorical; as, the rhetorical art; a rhetorical treatise; a rhetorical flourish
Origin: [L. rhetoricus, Gr. . See Rhetoric.]
The numerical value of rhetorical in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of rhetorical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Cultural issues are just not going to divide the party anymore, it's economic issues and rhetorical focus.
The harsh rhetorical push-back by the ideological wing of the Communist Party suggests their heightened sense of vulnerability.
He's got the rhetorical gifts to reframe how people see an issue. If he deploys them here and it gets attention, it could reshape the debate.
He speaks in such modulated, dulcet tones that we tend to sometimes miss some of the harsh things he is saying, so he’s got a rhetorical record that is going to get more scrutiny.
I was being rhetorical, because I was trying to make the point that equalizing a colonoscopy to this particular procedure was apples and oranges, so I was asking a rhetorical question that was designed to make her say that they weren't the same thing, and she did so. It was the response I wanted.
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