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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The art of using words skillfully in speaking or writing. Also: A showy way of writing or speaking, especially when used to say something that is not important.

Usage examples (36)
  • Out of our quarrels with others we make rhetoric. Out of our quarrels with ourselves we make poetry.
  • Mere rhetoric
  • Even though he personally does not think much of ID, his anti-Darwin rhetoric is a big part of ID.
  • And part of that equation is at least the willingness in rhetoric from the dem president to make it plausible to claim GOP obstructionism. for more
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