Synonyms of nodding


1. nod, gesticulate, gesture, motion

usage: express or signify by nodding; "He nodded his approval"

2. nod, communicate, intercommunicate

usage: lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation; "The teacher nodded when the student gave the right answer"

3. nod

usage: let the head fall forward through drowsiness; "The old man was nodding in his chair"

4. nod, move

usage: sway gently back and forth, as in a nodding motion; "the flowers were nodding in the breeze"

5. nod, drowse

usage: be almost asleep; "The old man sat nodding by the fireplace"


1. cernuous, drooping, nodding, pendulous, weeping, unerect (vs. erect)

usage: having branches or flower heads that bend downward; "nodding daffodils"; "the pendulous branches of a weeping willow"; "lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers"

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