An example of rhetoric is when a politician can describe a problem and make it sound like it is not a problem.
An example of rhetoric is a insincere offer by someone to do something.
Origin of rhetoric
- Middle English rethorik from Old French rethorique from Latin rhētoricē, rhētorica from Greek rhētorikē (tekhnē) rhetorical (art) feminine of rhētorikos rhetorical from rhētōr rhetor rhetor
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin rhÄ“torica, from Ancient Greek á¿¥Î·Ï„Î¿ÏÎ¹ÎºÎ® (rhÄ“torikÄ“), feminine form of á¿¥Î·Ï„Î¿ÏÎ¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (rhÄ“torikos, “concerning public speech"), from á¿¥Î®Ï„Ï‰Ï (rhÄ“tÅr, “public speaker").