Associations to the word «Rhetoric»

Wiktionary

RHETORIC, adjective. Synonym of rhetorical.
RHETORIC, noun. The art of using language, especially public speaking, as a means to persuade.
RHETORIC, noun. Meaningless language with an exaggerated style intended to impress.

Dictionary definition

RHETORIC, noun. Using language effectively to please or persuade.
RHETORIC, noun. High-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation; "the grandiosity of his prose"; "an excessive ornateness of language".
RHETORIC, noun. Loud and confused and empty talk; "mere rhetoric".
RHETORIC, noun. Study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking).

Wise words

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
John Adams