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  • adj.rhetorical
  • adj.characteristic of oratory

synonyms for oratorical

  • stylistic
  • bombastic
  • declamatory
  • dramatic
  • elaborate
  • elocutionary
  • eloquent
  • expressive
  • fervid
  • forceful
  • gesticulative
  • gesturing
  • grandiloquent
  • impassioned
  • important
  • imposing
  • inflated
  • intoning
  • lofty
  • long-winded
  • loud
  • noble
  • noisy
  • orotund
  • ostentatious
  • persuasive
  • pompous
  • senatorial
  • stagy
  • stentorian
  • theatrical
  • tumid
  • verbose
  • vivid
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antonyms for oratorical

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  • natural
  • simple
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How to use oratorical in a sentence

There is nothing oratorical in his style of delivery; it is calm, slow, and has a rather soporific influence upon his hearers.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
The Mayor of Kinghamstead, a managing little man with no great belief in my oratorical powers, was sticking his face up to mine.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
Though ungainly in appearance and with no oratorical talent, he was witty and formidable in debate.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
It had been agreed that Sandoval, who possessed the most oratorical ability, should deliver the last toast as a summing up.
THE REIGN OF GREEDJOSE RIZAL
Little can now be gathered, after such a lapse of years, of his oratorical powers in the pulpit.
THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF HENRY FUSELI, VOLUME I (OF 3)JOHN KNOWLES
Some were highly oratorical, but most of them were of a mystical cast, and appeared to Belinda scarcely intelligible.
TALES AND NOVELS, VOLUME 3 (OF 10)MARIA EDGEWORTH
He was a Lincolnshire man of great oratorical talent, and gathered about him a congregation of a thousand hearers.
BYGONE LONDONFREDERICK ROSS
He remained standing for a few minutes after the cheers which had greeted his neat oratorical display had died away.
MR. GREX OF MONTE CARLOE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
His public speaking benefited by a rare combination of literary style and oratorical aptitude.
THE STRAND MAGAZINE, VOLUME V, ISSUE 28, APRIL 1893VARIOUS
Here my oratorical abilities are advantageously displayed, my audiences are attentive, and my profits are good.
CONTINENTAL MONTHLY, VOL. I. FEBRUARY, 1862, NO. II.VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO ORATORICAL

  • bombastic
  • oratorical
  • stuffy
  • verbose
  • windy
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