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

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin