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 think we have widespread voter fraud, i think he has to put [voters] on notice that their inauguration will be a rhetorical. And when I mean civil disobedience, not violence, but it will be a bloodbath. The government will be shut down if they attempt to steal this and swear Hillary in.
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