English - Vietnamese Dictionary
rhetoric /'retərik/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- thuật hùng biện
- to use all one's rhetoric to persuade somebody: dùng tài hùng biện để thuyết phục ai
- sách tu từ học; sách dạy thuật hùng biện
+using language effectively to please or persuade
+high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
+loud and confused and empty talk
+study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)
Advanced English Dictionary
1 eloquence, expressiveness, elocution, way with words, Colloq gift of the gab:
His rhetoric, though it defied analysis, exactly reflected the emotions of the Labour movement.
2 bombast, bluster, fustian, rodomontade, grandiloquence, magniloquence, oratory, windiness, high-flown poppycock, wordiness, sesquipedality, verbosity, prolixity, long-windedness, turgidity, flatulence, gasconade, Colloq hot air, puffery:
Her threats are mere rhetoric and I refuse to take notice of them.
+ noun [U]Collocation Dictionary
1 (formal, often disapproving) speech or writing that is intended to influence people, but that is not completely honest or sincere: the rhetoric of political slogans + empty rhetoric + His speech was dismissed as mere rhetoric by the opposition.
2 (formal) the skill of using language in speech or writing in a special way that influences or entertains people
Her speech was just empty rhetoric.
| militant, powerful, radical | government, official | nationalist, patriotic, political, revolutionary, sectarian
VERB + RHETORIC
adopt, engage in, resort to, use
He was quite prepared to use militant rhetoric in attacking his opponents.
behind/beneath the ~
Behind all the rhetoric, his relations with the army are dangerously poised.
| despite the ~
Little has changed, despite the rhetoric about reform.
| ~ about/concerning/on
official rhetoric on the virtues of large families
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