Definition of Headshaking

1. Noun. The act of turning your head left and right to signify denial or disbelief or bemusement. "I could tell from their headshakes that they didn't believe me"

Exact synonyms: Headshake
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement



Definition of Headshaking

1. Noun. the act of shaking one's head, in disagreement or disapproval ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) disagreement or disapproval ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Headshaking

heads or tails
heads up
heads will roll
headsail
headsails
headscarf
headscarfed
headscarved
headscarves
headset
headsets
headsetted
headsful
headshake
headshakes
headshaking (current term)
headshell
headshells
headship
headships
headshot
headshots
headshrinker
headshrinkers
headshunt
headshunts
headslapper
headslappers
headsman
headsmen

Literary usage of Headshaking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. George Eliot's Works by George Eliot (1895)
"As to the prognostics and headshaking of his aunts and uncles, they had never produced the least effect on him, except to make him think that aunts and ..."

2. Songs for the Chapel: A Series of Historical Sketches, Memoirs and Records by Ambrose White Vernon, Alvin Howard Sanders, Charles Henry Morse (1900)
"... an owner of a herd of high-grade (Shorthorn) cows, being discussed widely with much headshaking seeing he had ventured to use a polled bull in his herd. ..."

3. The Life and Theatrical Times of Charles Kean, F.S.A. by Fanny Kemble, Kate Field, John William Cole (1882)
"... to the first measures of the first leaders of the French Eevo- lution ; and predicted with woful headshaking a similar end to their proceedings. ..."

4. The Cornhill Magazine by George Smith (1908)
"There was much smiling and gesticulation, and also some headshaking, when it became clear, chiefly by signs, that the newcomers were from over the Pass. ..."

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