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English adjective: rhetorical

1. rhetorical of or relating to rhetoric


SamplesAccepted two or three verbal and rhetorical changes I suggested.
The rhetorical sin of the meaningless variation.

2. rhetorical given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought


SamplesMere rhetorical frippery.


Similarbombastic, declamatory, empurpled, flowery, forensic, grandiloquent, large, magniloquent, oratorical, ornate, orotund, over-embellished, poetic, poetical, purple, stylistic, tall, tumid, turgid


See alsofancy, figurative, nonliteral


Antonymsunrhetorical









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