Rhe·tor·ic·al a. Of or pertaining to rhetoric; according to, or exhibiting, rhetoric; oratorical; as, the rhetorical art; a rhetorical treatise; a rhetorical flourish.
They permit him to leave their poetical taste ungratified, provided that he gratifies their rhetorical sense. --M. Arnold.
-- Rhe*tor*ic*al*ly, adv. -- Rhe*tor*ic*al*ness, n.