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rhetorical

[ ri-tawr-i-kuhl, -tor- ]
/ rɪˈtɔr ɪ kəl, -ˈtɒr- /
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adjective

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

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Origin of rhetorical

1470–80; <Latin rhētoric(us) (<Greek rhētorikós) + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for rhetorical

rhetorical
/ (rɪˈtɒrɪkəl) /

adjective

concerned with effect or style rather than content or meaning; bombastic
of or relating to rhetoric or oratory
rhetorically, adverb
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