Associations to the word «Rhetorical»


RHETORICAL, adjective. Part of or similar to rhetoric, which is the use of language as a means to persuade.
RHETORICAL, adjective. Not earnest, or presented only for the purpose of an argument
RHETORICAL DEVICE, noun. A phrase (set phrase or created phrase) that uses reduplication, onomatopoeia, or other phonetic markers that increase memorability and “musicality” (making rhetoric pleasing or entertaining).
RHETORICAL DEVICES, noun. Plural of rhetorical device
RHETORICAL INDUCTION, noun. (logic) reasoning from specific examples to general laws
RHETORICAL MODE, noun. (rhetoric) One of the several ways of writing that include variety, conventions, and purposes of writing, such as exposition, argumentation, description, and narration.
RHETORICAL QUESTION, noun. A question posed only for dramatic or persuasive effect.
RHETORICAL QUESTION, noun. (colloquial) A question to which the asker does not expect an answer.
RHETORICAL QUESTIONS, noun. Plural of rhetorical question

Dictionary definition

RHETORICAL, adjective. 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 Mumford.
RHETORICAL, adjective. Given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery".

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