English to English
1. of or relating to rhetoric
accepted two or three verbal and rhetorical changes I suggested|the rhetorical sin of the meaningless variation
2. given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought
mere rhetorical frippery
3. Of or pertaining to rhetoric; according to, or exhibiting, rhetoric; oratorical; as, the rhetorical art; a rhetorical treatise; a rhetorical flourish.