rhetorical question

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Examples
  • Do you think it is necessary?
  • Do you think this treatment is just??
  • Can't you do anything right?

rhetorical question (plural rhetorical questions)

  1. A question posed only for dramatic or persuasive effect.
  2. (colloquial) A question to which the asker does not expect an answer.
    Are you nuts? Don't answer that - it's a rhetorical question.

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