Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb nod

5 senses of nod

Sense 1
nod -- (express or signify by nodding; "He nodded his approval")
       => gesticulate, gesture, motion -- (show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave")

Sense 2
nod -- (lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation; "The teacher nodded when the student gave the right answer")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 3
nod -- (let the head fall forward through drowsiness; "The old man was nodding in his chair")

Sense 4
nod -- (sway gently back and forth, as in a nodding motion; "the flowers were nodding in the breeze")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 5
nod -- (be almost asleep; "The old man sat nodding by the fireplace")
       => drowse -- (be on the verge of sleeping; "The students were drowsing in the 8 AM class")

Antonyms of adj nodding

1 sense of nodding

Sense 1
cernuous, drooping, nodding, pendulous, weeping -- (having branches or flower heads that bend downward; "nodding daffodils"; "the pendulous branches of a weeping willow"; "lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers")

INDIRECT (VIA unerect) -> erect, vertical, upright -- (upright in position or posture; "an erect stature"; "erect flower stalks"; "for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression"; "a column still vertical amid the ruins"; "he sat bolt upright")

Similarity of adj nodding

1 sense of nodding

Sense 1
cernuous, drooping, nodding, pendulous, weeping -- (having branches or flower heads that bend downward; "nodding daffodils"; "the pendulous branches of a weeping willow"; "lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers")
       => unerect (vs. erect) -- (not upright in position or posture)

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