Hi Meema, Rhetoric is a word you are likely to see in newspapers. It often has a negative connotation. Here are two examples:
Until the advent of Mr Gorbachev, anti -Soviet rhetoric dominated Reagan's (and Thatcher's) administration.
Politicians themselves will engage in polarising rhetoric rather than genuine debate.
Hello every one
can you please explain to me how can I use the word " rhetoric" in a sentance?
A good dictionary will often list some examples:
rhet·o·ric (rĕt'ər-ĭk) n.
The art or study of using language effectively and persuasively.
A treatise or book discussing this art.
Skill in using language effectively and persuasively.
A style of speaking or writing, especially the language of a particular subject: fiery political rhetoric.
Language that is elaborate, pretentious, insincere, or intellectually vacuous: His offers of compromise were mere rhetoric.
Verbal communication; discourse.
[Middle English rethorik, from Old French rethorique, from Latin rhētoricē, rhētorica, from Greek rhētorikē (tekhnē), rhetorical (art), feminine of rhētorikos, rhetorical, from rhētōr, rhetor. See rhetor.]