Synonyms for gesture

Synonyms for (noun) gesture

Synonyms: gesture

Definition: motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling

Similar words: motility, motion, move, movement

Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location

Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility


Synonyms: gesture

Definition: something done as an indication of intention

Usage: a political gesture; a gesture of defiance

Similar words: indicant, indication

Definition: something that serves to indicate or suggest

Usage: an indication of foul play; indications of strain; symptoms are the prime indicants of disease


Synonyms: gesture, motion

Definition: the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

Similar words: visual communication

Definition: communication that relies on vision

Synonyms for (verb) gesture

Synonyms: gesticulate, gesture, motion

Definition: show, express or direct through movement

Usage: He gestured his desire to leave

Similar words: communicate, intercommunicate

Definition: transmit thoughts or feelings

Usage: He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist