nodding

adjective nod·ding \ ˈnä-diŋ \

Definition of nodding

1 : bending downward or forward : drooping
  • nodding flowers
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

First Known Use of nodding

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of nodding for English Language Learners

  • : bending downward or forward



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