hand-wringing

noun hand-wring·ing \ ˈhand-ˌriŋ-iŋ \

Definition of hand-wringing

: an overwrought expression of concern or guilt

handwringer

noun

First Known Use of hand-wringing

1839

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hand-wringing

Definition of hand-wringing for English Language Learners

  • : worried talk or behavior


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