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rhetorically

[ ri-tawr-ik-lee, -tor- ]
/ rɪˈtɔr ɪk li, -ˈtɒr- /
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adverb
in a way that uses language for style or effect:These essays discuss how the term participatory has been deployed rhetorically by a range of institutions.
not expecting an answer, either because the answer is unknowable or because it is obvious:I am not asking the question rhetorically or snidely.
in way that uses language in an exaggerated way: The realities of the global marketplace are quite apparent; they don't need to be rhetorically beaten to death.
in a way that uses specialized literary language, such as figures of speech: Some of the entries are concise, but most of them are verbally and rhetorically elaborate.
in a way that uses language particularly effectively:Her testimony was rhetorically strong, but scientifically weak.
using words, especially in the absence of action:He fails to demonstrate the validity of his claims, but merely asserts them rhetorically.
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Origin of rhetorically

OTHER WORDS FROM rhetorically

non·rhe·tor·i·cal·ly, adverbun·rhe·tor·i·cal·ly, adverb
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