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Adjective: rhetorical  ri'tor-u-kul or ri'tór-i-kul [N. Amer], ri'tó-ri-kul [Brit]
  1. Of or relating to rhetoric
    "accepted two or three verbal and rhetorical changes I suggested"; "the rhetorical sin of the meaningless variation"
  2. Given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought
    "mere rhetorical frippery"

See also: bombastic, declamatory, empurpled, fancy, figurative, flowery, forensic, grandiloquent, large, magniloquent, nonliteral, oratorical, ornate, orotund, over-embellished, poetic, poetical, purple, stylistic, tall, tumid, turgid

Antonym: unrhetorical

Encyclopedia: Rhetorical