Synonyms for rhetorical

Synonyms for (adj) rhetorical

Synonyms: rhetorical

Definition: given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought

Usage: mere rhetorical frippery

Similar words: tumid, turgid, bombastic, declamatory, large, orotund

Definition: ostentatiously lofty in style

Usage: a man given to large talk; tumid political prose

Similar words: ornate, flowery

Definition: marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details

Usage: a flowery speech; ornate rhetoric taught out of the rule of Plato-John Milton

Similar words: empurpled, over-embellished, purple

Definition: excessively elaborate or showily expressed

Usage: a writer of empurpled literature; many purple passages; an over-embellished story of the fish that got away

Similar words: forensic

Definition: of, relating to, or used in public debate or argument

Similar words: tall, grandiloquent, magniloquent

Definition: lofty in style

Usage: he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying

Similar words: oratorical

Definition: characteristic of an orator or oratory

Usage: oratorical prose; harangued his men in an oratorical way- Robert Graves

Similar words: poetic, poetical

Definition: characteristic of or befitting poetry

Usage: poetic diction

Similar words: stylistic

Definition: of or relating to style (especially in the use of language)

Usage: stylistic devices

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