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Synonyms for rhetoric

Noun

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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