Rhetorical

Definition of Rhetorical

Rhe`tor´ic`al
a.1.Of or pertaining to rhetoric; according to, or exhibiting, rhetoric; oratorical; as, the rhetorical art; a rhetorical treatise; a rhetorical flourish.
They permit him to leave their poetical taste ungratified, provided that he gratifies their rhetorical sense.
- M. Arnold.

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