rhetorical
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ɹɪˈtɒɹ.ɪ.kəl/, /ɹəˈtɒɹ.ɪ.kəl/
  • (America) IPA: /ɹɪˈtɔɹɪkəl/, /ɹəˈtɔɹɪkəl/
Adjective

rhetorical (not comparable)

  1. Part of or similar to rhetoric, the use of language as a means to persuade.
    A rhetorical question is one used merely to make a point, with no response expected.
  2. Not earnest, or presented only for the purpose of an argument.
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