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rhetorical question

See definition of rhetorical question on Dictionary.com
  • as inanswer
  • as inopen question

synonyms for rhetorical question

  • comment
  • explanation
  • feedback
  • interpretation
  • justification
  • key
  • observation
  • rebuttal
  • remark
  • report
  • resolution
  • response
  • result
  • return
  • sign
  • solution
  • statement
  • acknowledgment
  • antiphon
  • close
  • comeback
  • cooler
  • counterclaim
  • crack
  • defense
  • disclosure
  • echo
  • elucidation
  • guff
  • lip
  • plea
  • refutation
  • rejoinder
  • repartee
  • retort
  • riposte
  • topper
  • vindication
  • wisecrack
  • Band-Aid
  • back talk
  • backcap
  • parting shot
  • pay dirt
  • quick fix
  • thank-you note
  • the ticket

antonyms for rhetorical question

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  • problem
  • question
  • quiet
  • request
  • silence
  • trouble
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    How to use rhetorical question in a sentence

    There was no doubt thought of his own loss in this question: yet there was, one may hope, a germ of solicitude for the mother too.
    CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
    In fact, except for Ramona's help, it would have been a question whether even Alessandro could have made Baba work in harness.
    RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
    It's an idle question, I know; wise men and musty philosophers say that regrets are foolish.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
    Accordingly, the question "How far does the note issue under the new system seem likely to prove an elastic one?"
    READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
    The moment was an awkward one, and Cynthia wished madly that she had not been prompted to ask that unfortunate question.
    THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
    Father Gaspara was about to ask another question, when Ramona appeared in the doorway, flushed with running.
    RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
    It therefore took under favorable consideration the question of a voluntary clearing system.
    READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
    The question of branches of federal reserve banks has received careful attention during the past year.
    READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
    Here there is no question of emergency, or enemy pressure, or of haste; so much we see plain enough with our own eyes.
    GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
    I queried; and as I asked the question I noticed for the first time the gilt bars on his coat sleeve.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
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