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Synonyms for rhetorical
rɪˈtɔr ɪ kəl, -ˈtɒr-rhetor·i·cal

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rhetorical

    Synonyms:
    declamatory, persuasive, oratorical, lively, animated, spirited

    Antonyms:
    logical, calm, cool, deliberate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rhetoricaladjective

    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

    Antonyms:
    prosaic, matter-of-fact, unrhetorical, plainspoken

  2. rhetoricaladjective

    given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought

    "mere rhetorical frippery"

    Antonyms:
    plainspoken, unrhetorical, matter-of-fact, prosaic

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rhetoricaladjective

    Synonyms:
    oratorical

  2. rhetoricaladjective

    Synonyms:
    declamatory, highly wrought

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rhetorical":

    rhetoric, verbal

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How to use rhetorical in a sentence?

  1. Ben Sasse:

    Every public official has a responsibility to tell the truth, all the clever arguments and rhetorical gymnastics in the world won't change the fact that this January 6th effort is designed to disenfranchise millions of Americans simply because they voted for someone in a different party. We ought to be better than that. If we normalize this, we're going to turn American politics into a Hatfields and McCoys endless blood feud -- a house hopelessly divided.

  2. Paul Carroll:

    If you do this kind of ratcheting( up) of rhetorical tensions but also sending military hardware into the region, if you do that absent of any kind of offramp or door or window for the North Koreans to consider walking through and reengaging in any sort of discussions, bad things are going to happen.

  3. The US:

    Determinations like these are only meaningful insofar as they're supported by tangible, sustained pressure, the worst thing that the The US government can do, especially when we're in the midst of a transition of power, is to become self-satisfied with this powerful rhetorical statement about the crisis without following it up.

  4. Paul Carroll:

    It's been all about pressure and brinksmanship and military tools and tactics and chess something, and now to literally, directly taunt the leader of North Korea is like poking the hornet's nest yet again, if you do this kind of ratcheting (up) of rhetorical tensions but also sending military hardware into the region, if you do that absent of any kind of offramp or door or window for the North Koreans to consider walking through and reengaging in any sort of discussions, bad things are going to happen.

  5. G Gaia:

    The common dogma of fundamentalists is fear of modern knowledge, inability to cope with the fast change in a scientific-technological society, and the real breakdown in apparent moral order in recent years.... That is why hate is the major fuel, fear is the cement of the movement, and superstitious ignorance is the best defence against the dangerous new knowledge. ... When you bring up arguments that cast serious doubts on their cherished beliefs you are not simply making a rhetorical point, you are threatening their whole Universe and their immortality. That provokes anger and quite frequently violence. ... Unfortunately you cannot reason with them and you even risk violence in confronting them. Their numbers will decline only when society stabilizes, and adapts to modernity.

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