Synonyms of rhetoric


1. rhetoric, expressive style, style

usage: using language effectively to please or persuade

2. grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, grandiloquence, rhetoric, expressive style, style

usage: high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation; "the grandiosity of his prose"; "an excessive ornateness of language"

3. palaver, hot air, empty words, empty talk, rhetoric, nonsense, bunk, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokum

usage: loud and confused and empty talk; "mere rhetoric"

4. rhetoric, literary study

usage: study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)

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