rhe·tor·i·cal /rɪˈtɔrɪkəl, ˈtɑr-/
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.
adj 1: 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
2: concerned with effect or style of writing and speaking; "a
rhetorical question is one asked solely to produce an
effect (especially to make an assertion) rather than to
elicit a reply" [ant: unrhetorical]