Synonyms and Antonyms of rhetoric
language that is impressive-sounding but not meaningful or sincere
- The mayor's promise was just rhetoric, since there was no money in the city budget to fulfill it.
claptrap, drivel, gibberish, hogwash, humbug, jabberwocky, jazz, moonshine, nonsense
affectedness, floweriness, grandiosity, loftiness, pomposity, pretension, pretentiousness
garrulousness, verboseness, verbosity, windiness, wordiness
the art or power of speaking or writing in a forceful and convincing way
- Great leaders have often been masters of rhetoric, which they have used for both good and ill.
declamation, elocution, oratory
cogency, force, forcefulness, meaningfulness, persuasion, persuasiveness
ardor, emotion, fervency, fervidness, fervor, heat, intensity, passion, power, vehemence, warmth