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noun [uncountable] rhetoric pronunciation in British English /ˈretərɪk/
  1. a style of speaking or writing that is intended to influence people
    angry nationalist rhetoric
    anti-American rhetoric
    the rhetoric of freedom/reform/law and order
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    1. a.
      a style of speaking or writing that is intended to impress people but is not honest
      empty/mere rhetoric: Campaign promises have proved to be empty rhetoric.
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