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Synonyms of 'rhetoric'

(noun) 
Definition
artificial or exaggerated language
a torrent of warlike rhetoric
Synonyms
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rant
As the boss began his rant, I stood up and went out.
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hot air (informal)
His justification for the merger was just hot air.
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pomposity
She has no time for political jargon and pomposity.
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bombast
There were men aboard who could not tolerate his bombast.
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wordiness
, ,
fustian
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grandiloquence
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magniloquence
His writing has the magniloquence of large-scale small talk.
(noun) 
Definition
the art of using speech or writing to persuade or influence
the noble institutions, such as political rhetoric
Synonyms
oratory
Neither candidate is noted for oratory or political skill.
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eloquence
the eloquence with which he delivered his message
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public speaking
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speech-making
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elocution
He took courses in elocution and acting at the London Academy.
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speechifying
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grandiloquence
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spieling (informal)
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whaikorero (New Zealand)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bombast
Definition
pompous and flowery language
There were men aboard who could not tolerate his bombast.
Synonyms
ranting,
bragging,
hot air (informal),
grandiosity,
braggadocio,
grandiloquence,
rodomontade (literary),
gasconade (rare),
extravagant boasting,
in the sense of elocution
Definition
the art of speaking clearly in public
He took courses in elocution and acting at the London Academy.
Synonyms
public speaking,
modulation,
enunciation,
speechmaking,
voice production
in the sense of eloquence
Definition
the ability to speak or write in a skilful and convincing way
the eloquence with which he delivered his message
Synonyms
expressiveness,
persuasiveness,
forcefulness,
gracefulness,
powerfulness,
whaikorero (New Zealand)

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