|Origin:||rethorique, from Latin, from Greek rhetorike, from rhetor 'public speaker', from eirein 'to say, speak'|
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language that is used to persuade or influence people, especially language that sounds impressive but is not actually sincere or useful:
The speech was dismissed by some people as merely political rhetoric.
the rhetoric of socialism
the art of speaking or writing to persuade or influence people