handwringing

or hand-wring·ing, hand wring·ing

[hand-ring-ing]

noun

a physical expression of concern, distress, or guilt.
the nervous grasping or squeezing of the hands as a sign of these feelings.

Nearby words

  1. handwash,
  2. handweaving,
  3. handwheel,
  4. handwork,
  5. handwoven,
  6. handwrite,
  7. handwriting,
  8. handwriting on the wall,
  9. handwritten,
  10. handwrought

Related formshand·wring·er, noun

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