nodding

adjective

Definition of nodding

  1. 1 :  bending downward or forward :  drooping <nodding flowers>

  2. 2 :  slight, superficial <a nodding acquaintance>

Examples of nodding in a sentence

  1. <some students, with nodding heads, were helplessly falling asleep during the boring lecture>

1565

First Known Use of nodding

1565



NODDING Defined for English Language Learners

nodding

adjective

Definition of nodding for English Language Learners

  • : bending downward or forward



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