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synonyms for rhetorical

  • oratorical
  • vocal
  • articulate
  • aureate
  • bombastic
  • declamatory
  • eloquent
  • embellished
  • euphuistic
  • exaggerated
  • flamboyant
  • flashy
  • florid
  • fluent
  • glib
  • grand
  • grandiloquent
  • grandiose
  • high-flown
  • hyperbolic
  • imposing
  • inflated
  • magniloquent
  • mouthy
  • ornate
  • ostentatious
  • overblown
  • overdone
  • overwrought
  • pompous
  • pretentious
  • showy
  • silver-tongued
  • sonorous
  • stilted
  • swollen
  • tumescent
  • tumid
  • turgid
  • verbose
  • voluble
  • windy
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antonyms for rhetorical

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How to use rhetorical in a sentence

It can be helpful to explicitly remind those taking a more academic rhetorical stance that, for some, it is not possible to avoid challenging emotions like fear and grief in discussing these events.
HOW WE TALK TO CHILDREN ABOUT THE ATTACK ON CAPITOL HILL MATTERSDANIEL BENTLEYJANUARY 7, 2021FORTUNE
The “people have a right to be angry” isn’t the only line of rhetorical defense Fox has employed in the hours after the violence.
FOX NEWS WANTS ITS VIEWERS ANGRY ENOUGH TO WATCH BUT NOT ANGRY ENOUGH TO RIOTPETER KAFKAJANUARY 7, 2021VOX
They are that bubble, the outer rhetorical fortress inside which the movement’s genuine convictions sit protected and undisturbed.
A CONGRESSMAN’S OUTBURST ON THE HOUSE FLOOR PUTS THE SEDITION CAUCUS TO SHAMEGREG SARGENTJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He believed — wrongly, as it turned out — that his fame and rhetorical skills could stir Unionist sentiment among sensible Southerners, despite calls for secession from their newspapers and their intemperate politicians.
GRACIOUS LOSERS PROTECT OUR DEMOCRACY. SORE ONES UNDERMINE IT.EDWARD MCCLELLANDJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Plus, the rhetorical punch is arguably more powerful coming from the people who helped create the problem, like Justin Rosenstein, co-inventor of Facebook’s “like” button, and Tim Kendall, former president of Pinterest.
DOES SOCIAL MEDIA POISON EVERYTHING? - FACTS SO ROMANTICSCOTT KOENIGOCTOBER 6, 2020NAUTILUS
That the filibuster’s defenders cloak themselves in the glittering language of minority rights even as they’re using the filibuster to deny minorities rights is one of America’s more grotesque rhetorical inversions.
THE DEFINITIVE CASE FOR ENDING THE FILIBUSTEREZRA KLEINOCTOBER 1, 2020VOX
“The statement is largely a rhetorical public relations move rather than the harbinger of meaningful change,” say Lucian Bebchuk and Roberto Tallarita of the Harvard Law School in a 65-page article, “The Illusory Promise of Stakeholder Governance.”
REVISITING THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE’S ‘STAKEHOLDER CAPITALISM,’ ONE YEAR LATERGEOFFREY COLVINAUGUST 19, 2020FORTUNE
My feeling is that there could be a positive dimension to reinvigorating the symbolic and the rhetorical power of the presidency.
DOES THE PRESIDENT MATTER AS MUCH AS YOU THINK? (EP. 404)STEPHEN J. DUBNERFEBRUARY 6, 2020FREAKONOMICS
The style of Sallust is brilliant, but his art is always apparent; he is clear and lively, but rhetorical.
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To every one he said a hearty thing, and sometimes touched his greeting off with a bit of poetry or a rhetorical phrase.
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WORDS RELATED TO RHETORICAL

  • aureate
  • baroque
  • busy
  • decorative
  • embellished
  • euphuistic
  • figurative
  • flamboyant
  • flowery
  • fussy
  • grandiloquent
  • high-flown
  • luscious
  • magniloquent
  • ornamental
  • ornamented
  • ornate
  • overblown
  • pretentious
  • rhetorical
  • rich
  • sonorous
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