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 rhetoric rhetoric

noun

  • study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)  ( rhetoric )
    study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)
  • loud and confused and empty talk  ( empty talk, empty words, hot air, palaver, rhetoric )
    loud and confused and empty talk
     mere rhetoric
    mere rhetoric
  • high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation  ( grandiloquence, grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, rhetoric )
    high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
     the grandiosity of his prose
    the grandiosity of his prose
     an excessive ornateness of language
    an excessive ornateness of language
  • using language effectively to please or persuade  ( rhetoric )
    using language effectively to please or persuade


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