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Synonyms for rhetoric
ˈrɛt ər ɪkrhetoric

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rhetoricnoun

    using language effectively to please or persuade

    Synonyms:
    empty words, empty talk, hot air, ornateness, grandiosity, grandiloquence, magniloquence, palaver

  2. grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, grandiloquence, rhetoricnoun

    high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation

    "the grandiosity of his prose"; "an excessive ornateness of language"

    Synonyms:
    elaborateness, empty talk, hot air, ornateness, empty words, grandiosity, grandiloquence, magniloquence, palaver

  3. palaver, hot air, empty words, empty talk, rhetoricnoun

    loud and confused and empty talk

    "mere rhetoric"

    Synonyms:
    empty talk, blandishment, cajolery, hot air, ornateness, empty words, grandiosity, grandiloquence, magniloquence, palaver

  4. rhetoricnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    empty words, empty talk, hot air, ornateness, grandiosity, grandiloquence, magniloquence, palaver

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rhetoricnoun

    Synonyms:
    art of composition

  2. rhetoricnoun

    Synonyms:
    oratory, elocution, eloquence, science of oratory

  3. rhetoricnoun

    Synonyms:
    declamation, artificial eloquence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rhetoric":

    rhetorical, speech, discourse, oratory

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#119502palaver
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How to use rhetoric in a sentence?

  1. Raila Odinga:

    Everything that he pronounces today is mere empty rhetoric -- words -- and we know that there's no commitment or determination to fulfill what he is promising the people of this country.

  2. The Archdiocese of Chicago:

    There is no place in American life for discriminatory rhetoric of any kind, at a time when hate crimes are on the rise, when religious believers are murdered in their places of worship, we cannot countenance any speech that dehumanizes persons on the basis of ethnicity, religious belief, economic status or country of origin.

  3. Douglas Borthwick:

    People thought that the ECB would take a step back and try to talk down the rhetoric, but instead you had Nowotny come out today and say, 'You know what? The ECB is right'.

  4. Meghan McCain:

    We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who live lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.

  5. Rawiri Waititi:

    Over the past two weeks, there has been racist propaganda and rhetoric towards tangata whenua, that not only is insulting, but diminishes the manner of this House.


Translations for rhetoric

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  • بلاغةArabic
  • rétorika, floskule, řečnictvíCzech
  • retorik, kancellistil, velformuleretDanish
  • RhetorikGerman
  • retóricaSpanish
  • بلاغتPersian
  • puhetaito, retoriikkaFinnish
  • rhétoriqueFrench
  • reitric, roscaireachtIrish
  • वक्रपटुताHindi
  • հռետորաբանությունArmenian
  • retoriek, redekunde, retoricaDutch
  • retóricaPortuguese
  • пустосло́вие, красноре́чие, рито́рика, риторика, пустозво́нство, красноба́йство, фразёрство, словоблу́диеRussian
  • gòvōrnīštvo, retòrikaSerbo-Croatian
  • рето́рикаUkrainian
  • بیاناتUrdu
  • 修辭Chinese

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