Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of hand wringing.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • In that piece, I did some hand-wringing about how new efforts to ease monetary policy, while appearing likely, might not happen if the economy showed improvement before the central bank's Nov. 2-3 policy meeting.

    QE2: Answers to four big questions facing the Fed

  • While hand-wringing seems to be the order of the day for Beantown, clearly, Belichick has confidence that the deal is a good one for the Patriots.

    The Belichickian aspect

  • In the three weeks since Mayor Adrian Fenty's epic loss, there's been no shortage of whither-education-reform op-ed pieces penned, but there's also been behind-the-scenes hand-wringing over how a once-popular incumbent like Fenty could be trounced so thoroughly.

    Consultant's postmortem: Fenty became 'flawed and expendable'

  • Despite the hand-wringing that followed, there was no inclination to consider whether the NSC should be reserved for civilian leadership.

    Dangers of a politicized military

  • To be sure, there has been a lot of hand-wringing in the U.S. and in European capitals about the viability of land swaps for peace.

    A Balkan Peace Bargain

  • At golf's big annual merchandise show in Orlando, Fla., last month, I sat through several state-of-the-industry hand-wringing sessions.

    The Battle for the Soul of the Game

  • Still, I'd rather see some action than the usual deficit-bashing and hand-wringing.

    Lines drawn over McDonnell's transportation plan

  • The answer to so much casual destruction is to stop hand-wringing and rebrand traditional media, including journalism.

    Time For A Slow-Word Movement

  • There should be some hand-wringing [among Republicans].

    Steele And Giuliani Jump To Palin's Defense Following Politico Piece

  • There are periodic bouts of hand-wringing in the blogosphere on the subject of ‘native-speakerism’ - the term that Adrian Holliday coined to capture “the chauvinistic belief that ‘native speakers’ represent a ‘Western culture’ from which spring the ideals both of the language and of language teaching methodology” (2008, p. 49).

    N is for Native-speakerism « An A-Z of ELT

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.