symbolic gesture

Definition of symbolic gesture

  1. :  an act that has no purpose or effect other than to show support, respect, etc. The president's visit was mainly a symbolic gesture.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  using, employing, or exhibiting a symbol

    :  consisting of or proceeding by means of symbols

    :  of, relating to, or constituting a symbol

  1. :  carriage, bearing

    :  a movement usually of the body or limbs that expresses or emphasizes an idea, sentiment, or attitude

    :  the use of motions of the limbs or body as a means of expression

  1. :  to make a gesture (see 1gesture 2)

    :  to express or direct by a gesture (see 1gesture 2)

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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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