Definition: (1) The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing; (2) Language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect on its audience, but is often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content
“The faces always different, the rhetoric the same, but we swallow it all and we see nothing change.”
—“Punk Rock Song” on The Gray Race
In a sentence: Many people profess to care for substance over style, but when we look at today’s political landscape, rhetoric continues to earn votes over truth.
Synonyms: oratory, eloquence
Antonyms: conciseness, inarticulateness
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