Meaning of beau geste in English:

beau geste

nounplural noun beaux gestes/bəʊ ˈʒɛst/ /bo ʒɛst/

  • A noble and generous act.

    ‘in a beau geste of argument, he thanked his opponent for characterizing the dilemma so well’
    • ‘It all depends of whether North Korea would show the ‘beau geste,’ according to the source.’
    • ‘At the time, the rescue operation was hailed as ‘the beau geste of the twentieth century.’’
    • ‘Clyde, in a beau geste, allows a humble farmer to keep his cash, an incident based on fact.’
    • ‘It was still a beau geste on the part of Ateneo.’


beau geste

/bəʊ ˈʒɛst/ /bo ʒɛst/


French, literally ‘splendid gesture’.