What is another word for nodding?

388 synonyms found


[ nˈɒdɪŋ], [ nˈɒdɪŋ], [ n_ˈɒ_d_ɪ_ŋ]

Nodding is a common gesture often done to show agreement, approval, or acknowledgement. However, there are several synonyms for nodding that can be used to vary language and add nuance to a text. Some examples include bobbing, bowing, tilting, bobbling, wobbling, wagging, swaying, tipping, inclining, and agreeing. Each of these words has slightly different connotations, allowing the writer to tailor their message accordingly. For instance, 'bobbing' may suggest enthusiasm or excitement, while 'tilting' may convey curiosity or confusion. By using synonyms for 'nodding' when appropriate, writers can create more engaging and varied texts, and evoke a more detailed image of the subject.

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What are the hypernyms for Nodding?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for nodding?

The word "nodding" refers to the act of moving one's head up and down in a gesture of agreement, recognition or affirmation. Its antonym, or opposite, is "shaking" which means to move one's head from side to side in a gesture of negativity, disagreement or disapproval. Another antonym for nodding is "stillness" which refers to the lack of movement or absence of any gesture. "Ignoring" is also an antonym of nodding, as it means paying no attention or not acknowledging someone or something. Therefore, there are several different antonyms for the word "nodding" depending on the context in which it is used.

What are the antonyms for Nodding?

Usage examples for Nodding

Then, as Seldon bowed her to the head of one of the tables, she winked back her tears, and nodding gayly to the eager faces turned toward her and said with her prettiest smile: "It's the very nicest surprise that ever happened to me, and I hope you will all have a perfectly splendid time to-night."
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
After this, nodding both ways and fanning himself with his ears, he began to gaze keenly at Nell, and finally stretched out his trunk towards her as if claiming a reward for his heroic and, at the same time, sensible deed.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
"Ah, it is early days," said Mr. Zanti, nodding his head, "there is much time, of course.
Hugh Walpole

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