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

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King