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rhetoricalmore about rhetorical


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rhetorical  \Rhe*tor"ic*al\,  a.  [L.  rhetoricus  Gr  ????.  See 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  rhetoric;  according  to  or  exhibiting, 
  rhetoric;  oratorical;  as  the  rhetorical  art;  a  rhetorical 
  treatise;  a  rhetorical  flourish. 
  They  permit  him  to  leave  their  poetical  taste 
  ungratified,  provided  that  he  gratifies  their 
  rhetorical  sense  --M.  Arnold. 
  --  {Rhe*tor"ic*al*ly},  adv  --  {Rhe*tor"ic*al*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  rhetoric;  "accepted  two  or  three  verbal 
  and  rhetorical  changes  I  suggested"-  W.A.White;  "the 
  rhetorical  sin  of  the  meaningless  variation"-  Lewis 
  2:  concerned  with  effect  or  style  of  writing  and  speaking;  "a 
  rhetorical  question  is  one  asked  solely  to  produce  an 
  effect  (especially  to  make  an  assertion)  rather  than  to 
  elicit  a  reply"  [ant:  {unrhetorical}] 

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