Rhe*tor"ic*al (?), a. [L. rhetoricus, Gr. . See Rhetoric.]

Of or pertaining to rhetoric; according to, or exhibiting, rhetoric; oratorical; as, the rhetorical art; a rhetorical treatise; a rhetorical flourish.

They permit him to leave their poetical taste ungratified, provided that he gratifies their rhetorical sense. M. Arnold.

-- Rhe*tor"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Rhe*tor"ic*al*ness, n.

 

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