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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Loud and demonstrative display of grief, remorse, or the like;

Usage examples (35)
  • Noun : The authorities indulged in a great deal of breast-beating about traffic accidents but failed to pass new driving laws
  • Seixon, your breast-beating and whining is getting very old.
  • The breast-beating we do because our fiction is tripe, is real.
  • The government caves in to Canadian nationalist breast-beating: for more
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