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nodding

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

bending downward or forward
  • some students, with nodding heads, were helplessly falling asleep during the boring lecture

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nodding

verb
present participle of nod

Synonyms of nodding (Entry 2 of 2)

to make short up-and-down movements
  • though she couldn't see the rain, she knew it had started because she could see the flowers nod as raindrops hit them

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The first known use of nodding was in the 15th century

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noddies

nodding

nodding off

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“Nodding.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nodding. Accessed 6 Aug. 2021.

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