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1. rhetoric

noun. ['ˈrɛtɝɪk'] high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation.

Synonyms

  • rant
  • blah
  • ornateness
  • style
  • fustian
  • claptrap
  • grandiosity
  • flourish
  • expressive style
  • grandiloquence
  • magniloquence

Antonyms

  • purposefulness
  • arrive

Etymology

  • rhetorica (Latin)
  • ῥητορική (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Rhetoric

  • alaric
  • berberich
  • broderick
  • butterick
  • choleric
  • cyanuric
  • dederick
  • diederich
  • dieterich
  • emerich
  • emerick
  • emmerich
  • frederick
  • friederich
  • friederike
  • garverick
  • giegerich
  • gingerich
  • gregorich
  • helmerich

How do you pronounce rhetoric?

Pronounce rhetoric as ˈrɛtərɪk.

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How do you spell rhetoric? Is it rethoric ?

A common misspelling of rhetoric is rethoric

Sentences with rhetoric


1. Noun, singular or mass
The usefulness of the degree got lost in the rhetoric of the times.

2. Adjective
In these circumstances, a communication and rhetoric degree can be essential.

Quotes about rhetoric


1. Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion. This is not a function of any other art.
- Aristotle

2. Roosevelt's declaration that Americans had 'nothing to fear but fear itself' was a glorious piece of inspirational rhetoric and just as gloriously wrong.
- Russell Baker

3. Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.
- W.B. Yeats

2. rhetoric

noun. ['ˈrɛtɝɪk'] using language effectively to please or persuade.

Synonyms

  • rhetorical device
  • style

Etymology

  • rhetorica (Latin)
  • ῥητορική (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. rhetoric

noun. ['ˈrɛtɝɪk'] study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking).

Antonyms

  • verboseness

Etymology

  • rhetorica (Latin)
  • ῥητορική (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. rhetoric

noun. ['ˈrɛtɝɪk'] loud and confused and empty talk.

Synonyms

  • palaver
  • hot air
  • nonsense
  • empty words
  • nonsensicality
  • meaninglessness
  • hokum
  • bunk

Antonyms

  • let go of
  • dissuade
  • meaningful
  • significance

Etymology

  • rhetorica (Latin)
  • ῥητορική (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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