Antonyms of adj rhetorical

1 of 2 senses of rhetorical

Sense 2
rhetorical (vs. unrhetorical) -- (given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery")

unrhetorical (vs. rhetorical) -- (not rhetorical)
        => matter-of-fact, prosaic -- (not fanciful or imaginative; "local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones"; "a prosaic and unimaginative essay")
        => plainspoken -- (using simple and direct language; "a plainspoken country doctor")

Similarity of adj rhetorical

2 senses of rhetorical

Sense 1
rhetorical -- (of or relating to rhetoric; "accepted two or three verbal and rhetorical changes I suggested"- W.A.White; "the rhetorical sin of the meaningless variation"- Lewis Mumford)

Sense 2
rhetorical (vs. unrhetorical) -- (given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery")
       => bombastic, declamatory, large, orotund, tumid, turgid -- (ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose")
       => flowery, ornate -- (marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details; "a flowery speech"; "ornate rhetoric taught out of the rule of Plato"-John Milton)
       => empurpled, over-embellished, purple -- (excessively elaborate or showily expressed; "a writer of empurpled literature"; "many purple passages"; "an over-embellished story of the fish that got away")
       => forensic -- (of, relating to, or used in public debate or argument)
       => grandiloquent, magniloquent, tall -- (lofty in style; "he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying")
       => oratorical -- (characteristic of an orator or oratory; "oratorical prose"; "harangued his men in an oratorical way"- Robert Graves)
       => poetic, poetical -- (characteristic of or befitting poetry; "poetic diction")
       => stylistic -- (of or relating to style (especially in the use of language); "stylistic devices")
          Also See-> fancy#1; figurative#1, nonliteral#1

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