intended for display, esp. rhetorical display; designed to impress
Origin of epideicticClassical Greek epideiktikos, declamatory from epideikt(os), verbal adjective ( from epideiknynai, to display from epi-: see epi- + deiknynai, to show: see diction) + -ikos, -ic
(comparative more epideictic, superlative most epideictic)
- Of or pertaining to rhetoric of ceremony, declamation, and demonstration, most often the rhetoric of funerals and other formal events. One of the three branches, or "species" (eidē), of rhetoric as outlined by Aristotle.