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Rhetoric vs. Sophistry

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Rhetoricadjective

synonym of rhetorical.

Sophistrynoun

(uncountable) Cunning, sometimes manifested as trickery.

Rhetoricnoun

The art of using language, especially public speaking, as a means to persuade.

Sophistrynoun

(uncountable) The art of using deceptive speech or writing.

Rhetoricnoun

Meaningless language with an exaggerated style intended to impress.

‘It’s only so much rhetoric.’;

Sophistrynoun

(countable) An argument that seems plausible, but is fallacious or misleading, especially one devised deliberately to be so.

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Rhetoricnoun

The art of composition; especially, elegant composition in prose.

Sophistrynoun

The art or process of reasoning; logic.

Rhetoricnoun

Oratory; the art of speaking with propriety, elegance, and force.

Sophistrynoun

The practice of a sophist; fallacious reasoning; reasoning sound in appearance only.

‘The juggle of sophistry consists, for the most part, in usig a word in one sense in the premise, and in another sense in the conclusion.’;

Rhetoricnoun

Hence, artificial eloquence; fine language or declamation without conviction or earnest feeling.

Sophistrynoun

a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone

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Rhetoricnoun

Fig. : The power of persuasion or attraction; that which allures or charms.

‘Sweet, silent rhetoric of persuading eyes.’;

Rhetoricnoun

using language effectively to please or persuade

Rhetoricnoun

high flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation

Rhetoricnoun

loud and confused and empty talk;

‘mere rhetoric’;

Rhetoricnoun

study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)

Rhetoric

Rhetoric () is the art of persuasion, which along with grammar and logic (or dialectic – see Martianus Capella), is one of the three ancient arts of discourse. Rhetoric aims to study the techniques writers or speakers utilize to inform, persuade, or motivate particular audiences in specific situations.

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