Rhe*tor"ic*al (?), a. [L. rhetoricus, Gr. . See Rhetoric.]
Of or pertaining to rhetoric; according to, or exhibiting, rhetoric; oratorical; as, the rhetorical art; a rhetorical treatise; a rhetorical flourish.
They permit him to leave their poetical taste ungratified, provided that he gratifies their rhetorical sense.
-- Rhe*tor"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Rhe*tor"ic*al*ness, n.
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