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rhe·tor·i·cal

 (rĭ-tôr′ĭ-kəl, -tŏr′-)
adj.
1. Of or relating to rhetoric.
2. Characterized by overelaborate or bombastic rhetoric.
3. Used for persuasive effect: a speech punctuated by rhetorical pauses.

rhe·tor′i·cal·ly adv.

rhetorical

(rɪˈtɒrɪkəl)
adj
1. concerned with effect or style rather than content or meaning; bombastic
2. (Rhetoric) of or relating to rhetoric or oratory
rheˈtorically adv

rhe•tor•i•cal

(rɪˈtɔr ɪ kəl, -ˈtɒr-)

adj.
1. used for mere effect.
2. marked by or tending to use bombast.
3. of, concerned with, or being rhetoric.
[1470–80; < Latin rhētoric(us) (< Greek rhētorikós) + -al1]
rhe•tor′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rhetorical - 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
2.rhetorical - given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery"
figurative, nonliteral - (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech; "figurative language"
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
unrhetorical - not rhetorical

rhetorical

adjective
1. oratorical, verbal, linguistic, stylistic a rhetorical device used to emphasize moments in the text

rhetorical

adjective
1. Of or relating to the art of public speaking:
2. Characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style:
Translations
retòric
řečnický
retorinen
retorisk

rhetorical

[rɪˈtɒrɪkəl] ADJretórico
rhetorical questionpregunta f retórica

rhetorical

[rɪˈtɒrɪkəl] adjrhétorique

rhetorical

adjrhetorisch; (pej)phrasenhaft, schwülstig (pej)

rhetorical

[rɪˈtɒrɪkl] adj (style, question) → retorico/a
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