Synonyms of 'rhetoric'
artificial or exaggerated languagea torrent of warlike rhetoric
As the boss began his rant, I stood up and went out.
hot air (informal),
His justification for the merger was just hot air.
She has no time for political jargon and pomposity.
bombast, , , , ,
There were men aboard who could not tolerate his bombast.
His writing has the magniloquence of large-scale small talk.
the art of using speech or writing to persuade or influencethe noble institutions, such as political rhetoric
Neither candidate is noted for oratory or political skill.
the eloquence with which he delivered his message
elocution, , , ,
He took courses in elocution and acting at the London Academy.
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in the sense of bombast
pompous and flowery languageThere were men aboard who could not tolerate his bombast.
in the sense of elocution
the art of speaking clearly in publicHe took courses in elocution and acting at the London Academy.
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