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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


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