Synonym: empty talk, empty words, grandiloquence, grandiosity, hot air, magniloquence, ornateness, palaver. Similar words: historic, historical, historically, historian, whether, all the time, aesthetic, by the time. Meaning: ['retərɪk] n. 1. using language effectively to please or persuade 2. high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation 3. loud and confused and empty talk 4. study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking).
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1 Her speech was just empty rhetoric.
2 What is required is immediate action, not rhetoric.
3 Do you know something about rhetoric?
4 This falls under the head rhetoric.
5 Little has changed, despite the rhetoric about reform.
6 The chapter is mostly wordy rhetoric.
7 The speech reflected his love of theatricality and rhetoric.
8 Thomas Carlyle , notwithstanding his tedious rhetoric, is a master of the sublime in prose style.
9 His rhetoric sounds like the death rattle of a fading leadership.
10 I was swayed by her rhetoric into donating all my savings to the charity.
11 His speech was dismissed as mere rhetoric by the opposition.
12 Behind all the rhetoric,(www.Sentencedict.com) his relations with the army are dangerously poised.
13 He was quite prepared to use militant rhetoric in attacking his opponents.
14 Cynics argue that the EU is stronger on rhetoric than on concrete action.
15 His fiery campaign rhetoric has kept opposition parties on their toes for months.
16 Where else could they pick up that otiose rhetoric?
17 Furthermore, the theory of rhetoric can have practical application.
18 Newman was a master of populist medical rhetoric.
19 No one was fooled by the mask of rhetoric.
20 There was nothing between rhetoric and imperative.
21 Objective truth adjusts itself to the flow of rhetoric.
22 His decision was clothed in the rhetoric of constitutionalism.
23 The anti-conspiratorial rhetoric of the Vanguard argument has its place in the general National Front argument about tactics.
24 Histories make men wise ; poems witty; the mathematics subtle; natural philosophy deep ; moral grave ; logic and rhetoric able to contend.
25 How far the president will be able to translate his campaign rhetoric into action remains to be seen.
26 The speech was dismissed by some people as merely political rhetoric .
27 Without a coherent set of policies to persuade the electorate, the Republicans have resorted to sloganeering and empty rhetoric.
28 They believe that the role of the community educator is much more limited than the rhetoric often implies.
29 But images of the period are shrouded in myth and clouded by partisan rhetoric.
30 But how are we to cut through the political rhetoric to see what lies behind the disagreement?
More similar words: historic, historical, historically, historian, whether, all the time, aesthetic, by the time, on the table, at the time of, rice, at the thought of, for the time being, origin, trick, brick, price, minority, major in, horizon, let out, let off, get off, see to, get out, get on, fabric, African, strict, favorite.