adjective Date: 1565 1. bending downward or forward ; pendulous, drooping <
a plant with nodding flowers
2. slight, superficial <
a nodding acquaintance

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  • Nodding — Nod Nod, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nodded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nodding}.] 1. To incline or bend, as the head or top; to make a motion of assent, of salutation, or of drowsiness with; as, to nod the head. [1913 Webster] 2. To signify by a nod; as, to nod …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • nodding — adj. Nodding is used with these nouns: ↑acquaintance …   Collocations dictionary

  • nodding — /ˈnɒdɪŋ/ (say noding) verb 1. present participle of nod. –adjective 2. slight; such as to give rise to no more than a brief salutation: a nodding acquaintance. {nod + d + ing2} …  

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  • nodding — adjective having branches or flower heads that bend downward nodding daffodils the pendulous branches of a weeping willow lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers • Syn: ↑cernuous, ↑drooping, ↑pendulous, ↑weeping …   Useful english dictionary

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