beau geste definition

  • noun:
    • A gracious gesture.
    • A gesture noble in kind but meaningless in substance.
    • A gracious gesture, noble in kind but often futile or meaningless in compound.
    • a gracious (but generally meaningless) motion
    • A gracious motion.
    • A gesture noble in form but meaningless in substance.
    • A gracious motion, noble in form but often futile or meaningless in material.
    • a gracious (but frequently meaningless) motion

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