gesture of goodwill meaning, gesture of goodwill definition | English Cobuild dictionary




1    a motion of the hands, head, or body to emphasize an idea or emotion, esp. while speaking  
2    something said or done as a formality or as an indication of intention  
a political gesture     
3    Obsolete   the manner in which a person bears himself; posture  
4    to express by or make gestures; gesticulate  
     (C15: from Medieval Latin gestura bearing, from Latin gestus, past participle of gerere to bear)  
  gestural      adj  
  gesturer      n  
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gesturer, geste, gestural, gest

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
hand gesture of approval
. The art of public speaking in which gesture, vocal production, and delivery are emphasized.


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