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rhetorical

variants: also rhetoric

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1 marked by the use of impressive-sounding but mostly meaningless words and phrases
  • You can skip over the rhetorical passages and still get the gist of the essay.
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2 full of fine words and fancy expressions
  • The new governor delivered a long rhetorical speech about our state's bright future but laid out no specific programs for ensuring it.
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3 of or relating to words or language
  • a poet who employed a range of rhetorical devices
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