Nod adjectives are listed in this post. Each word below can often be found in front of the noun nod in the same sentence. This reference page can help answer the question what are some adjectives commonly used for describing NOD.
abrupt, affirmative, appreciative, approving, assenting, awful, brief, brisk, brusque, careless, casual, cautious, condescending, confident, cool
cordial, courteous, crisp, cursory, curt, decisive, deep, deferential, distant, emphatic, encouraging, exaggerated, faint, familiar, final
firm, first, formal, friendly, gentle, gracious, grateful, grave, grim, grudging, half, imperceptible, jerky, kindly, last
little, mere, occasional, only, passing, perceptible, perfunctory, pleasant, polite, quick, quiet, reassuring, regal, reluctant, respectful
satisfied, serious, sharp, short, significant, silent, simple, single, slight, slightest, slow, small, solemn, special, stiff
subtle, surly, sympathetic, terse, thoughtful, tight, tiny, vigorous, weak, wise
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