Dictionary Results for rhetoric


1. rhetoric - noun

· using language effectively to please or persuade

Hypernym(s): expressive_style, style




2. rhetoric - noun

· high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation; "the grandiosity of his prose"; "an excessive ornateness of language"

Synonym(s): grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, grandiloquence

Hypernym(s): expressive_style, style




3. rhetoric - noun

· loud and confused and empty talk; "mere rhetoric"

Synonym(s): palaver, hot_air, empty_words, empty_talk

Hypernym(s): nonsense, bunk, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokum




4. rhetoric - noun

· study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)

Hypernym(s): literary_study





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