hand-wringing

noun
hand-wring·​ing | \ ˈhand-ˌriŋ-iŋ How to pronounce hand-wringing (audio) \

Definition of hand-wringing

: an overwrought expression of concern or guilt

Other Words from hand-wringing

handwringer noun

First Known Use of hand-wringing

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hand-wringing was in 1839

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“Hand-wringing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hand-wringing. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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hand-wringing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hand-wringing

disapproving : worried talk or behavior

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