Definitions for rhetorically

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rhe•tor•i•calrɪˈtɔr ɪ kəl, -ˈtɒr-(adj.)

  1. used for mere effect.

    Category: Rhetoric

  2. marked by or tending to use bombast.

    Category: Rhetoric

  3. of, concerned with, or being rhetoric.

    Category: Rhetoric

Origin of rhetorical:

1470–80; < L rhētoric(us) (< Gk rhētorikós) + -al1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. rhetorically(adverb)

    in a rhetorical manner

    "`What can be done?' he asked rhetorically"


  1. rhetorically(Adverb)

    In a rhetorical manner.

  2. rhetorically(Adverb)

    With reference to rhetoric.


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