The art or study of using language effectively and persuasively
I would tear you apart with my rhetoric
by John March 21, 2005
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The skill of using words effectively and/or persuasively

The excessive use of high sounding words

Empty talk
The salesman spoke with such rhetoric, I bought 50 hammers he was selling.
by Eric Henry September 28, 2005
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Rhetoric is the facilitation of efficacious discourse, and the inquiry into the terms on the basis of which discourse is taken to be efficacious or not.
Max studied rhetoric at Berkeley, helping him become the leader of the small town debate team.
by Mr. Keyholder July 7, 2009
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Using a rhetorical question to answer another rhetorical question which both have the same answer.
"Q: Is pizza a food?"
"A: Is the Pope Catholic?"

The answer is made up for rhetoricality.
by vanderplonk September 14, 2007
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"The art that humans use to process all the messages we send and receive." AKA The way we talk, the most retarded thing ever.
I read a book on rhetoric, it was the stupidest thing I ever read, how did they write an entire book on it?!
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to be only critically thought of and not literal
Keith: Would you go with me on a picnic?

Steph: Why should i.

Landon: Why would you do that, it's so dumb.

James: Well because i thought it would be...

Landon: *Thinks* Wtf it was a rhetorical question, you were suppose to answer it to yourself and not out loud.
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The common usage for the definition of Reds Rhetoric. This common name came into usage after the Reds Rhetoric lowered themselves to call a well meaning old friend giving them a friendly greeting as assault in order to gain favor of the McSimp that he simps for.

The chief advocate for the male gay community in Florida.

He is the chief simp for a gray old man who has a harem of simps. The gray old man is the McSimp

Enjoys rocket launches and talking about men's stiff penis poking him and stories about other people having a penis poking them in various ways. Expresses to his audience his biggest fantasy for men to ride bitch mate on his motor bike and their penis' poking him in the back.
Last week Pinky Rhetoric spoke for an hour on the pleasures of other males riding bitch mate with their penis stiff while signaling for money off his viewers to pay for the motor bike.
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