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rhetorical question

noun [C]
 
 
/rɪˌtɒrɪkəlˈkwestʃən/
a question that is not intended as a real question because you do not expect anyone to answer itQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioningLinguistic terms and linguistic style
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