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rhetorically


adjective

  1. used for, belonging to, or concerned with mere style or effect.
  2. marked by or tending to use exaggerated language or bombast.
  3. of, relating to, or concerned with rhetoric, or the effective use of language.

adjective

  1. concerned with effect or style rather than content or meaning; bombastic
  2. of or relating to rhetoric or oratory
adj.

mid-15c., “eloquent,” from Latin rhetoricus, from Greek rhetorikos “oratorical, rhetorical; skilled in speaking,” from rhetor “orator” (see rhetoric). Meaning “pertaining to rhetoric” is from 1520s. Rhetorical question is from 1670s. Related: Rhetorically.

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