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1. rhetorical

adjective. ['rɪˈtɔrɪkəl'] given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought.

Synonyms

  • turgid
  • figurative
  • oratorical
  • large
  • tall
  • magniloquent
  • tumid
  • declamatory
  • empurpled
  • bombastic
  • fancy
  • poetical
  • nonliteral
  • ornate
  • over-embellished
  • stylistic
  • forensic
  • purple
  • poetic
  • flowery
  • orotund

Antonyms

  • plain
  • unrhetorical
  • unpretentious
  • healthy

Etymology

  • rhetoricus (Latin)
  • ῥητορικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Rhetorical Question

  • transgression
  • misimpression
  • indiscretion
  • decompression
  • retrocession
  • nonaggression
  • repossession
  • progression
  • expression
  • discretion
  • compression
  • suppression
  • succession
  • repression
  • regression
  • profession
  • procession
  • precession
  • intercession
  • impression
  • digression
  • depression
  • confession
  • concession
  • secession
  • recession
  • possession
  • oppression
  • obsession
  • aggression

Sentences with rhetorical-question


1. Noun Phrase
Options for a hook include a quote, a shocking statistic or a rhetorical question.

2. Noun Phrase
Avoid rhetorical questions, which are less likely to engage listeners.

2. question

noun. ['ˈkwɛstʃən, ˈkwɛʃən'] an instance of questioning.

Synonyms

  • interrogation
  • enquiry
  • inquiring
  • query
  • questioning

Antonyms

  • reverse
  • tail
  • foot
  • noncitizen

Etymology

  • question (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • questiun (Anglo-Norman)

3. question

noun. ['ˈkwɛstʃən, ˈkwɛʃən'] the subject matter at issue.

Synonyms

  • subject
  • problem
  • question of fact
  • theme
  • matter of fact
  • question of law
  • matter of law
  • topic

Antonyms

  • lower
  • disagree
  • deposit
  • sell

Etymology

  • question (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • questiun (Anglo-Norman)

4. question

verb. ['ˈkwɛstʃən, ˈkwɛʃən'] pose a series of questions to.

Synonyms

  • interrogate

Antonyms

  • probability
  • predictability

Etymology

  • question (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • questiun (Anglo-Norman)

5. question

verb. ['ˈkwɛstʃən, ˈkwɛʃən'] challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of.

Synonyms

  • oppugn
  • challenge

Antonyms

  • synonymous
  • closing
  • opening

Etymology

  • question (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • questiun (Anglo-Norman)

6. question

noun. ['ˈkwɛstʃən, ˈkwɛʃən'] a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply.

Synonyms

  • sentence
  • leading question
  • interrogation
  • yes-no question
  • interrogative
  • cross-question

Antonyms

  • insubordinate
  • unaffected
  • acquittal
  • acquit

Etymology

  • question (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • questiun (Anglo-Norman)

7. question

noun. ['ˈkwɛstʃən, ˈkwɛʃən'] uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something.

Synonyms

  • doubt
  • dubiousness
  • precariousness
  • doubtfulness
  • uncertainty

Antonyms

  • absorb
  • hide
  • divest
  • sour

Etymology

  • question (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • questiun (Anglo-Norman)

8. question

verb. ['ˈkwɛstʃən, ˈkwɛʃən'] pose a question.

Synonyms

  • inquire
  • examine
  • ask
  • wonder
  • feel out
  • debrief
  • query
  • pump
  • interpellate
  • check out
  • sound out

Antonyms

  • declaratory
  • incurious
  • uninquiring
  • trustful

Etymology

  • question (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • questiun (Anglo-Norman)

9. question

verb. ['ˈkwɛstʃən, ˈkwɛʃən'] conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting.

Synonyms

  • discourse
  • converse

Antonyms

  • believe
  • safeness
  • start

Etymology

  • question (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • questiun (Anglo-Norman)

10. question

verb. ['ˈkwɛstʃən, ˈkwɛʃən'] place in doubt or express doubtful speculation.

Synonyms

  • reflect
  • ponder
  • think over
  • mull over
  • speculate
  • wonder
  • excogitate
  • scruple
  • contemplate
  • ruminate
  • muse
  • meditate
  • mull

Antonyms

  • boo
  • moving
  • motionlessness
  • nonmoving

Etymology

  • question (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • questiun (Anglo-Norman)
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