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1. rhetorical  (adj) 
concerned with effect or style of writing and speaking; "a rhetorical question is one asked solely to produce an effect (especially to make an assertion) rather than to elicit a reply"

  See Also:
    fancy     figurative     nonliteral     formal

    anapestic     anapaestic     bombastic     declamatory     large     orotund     tumid     turgid     flowery     ornate     forensic     grandiloquent     magniloquent     tall     oratorical     stylistic     embellished     empurpled     over-embellished     purple     poetic     poetical

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2. rhetorical  (adj) 
of or relating to rhetoric; "accepted two or three verbal and rhetorical changes I suggested"- W.A.White; "the rhetorical sin of the meaningless variation"- Lewis Mumford



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