headshaking headshaking


  • (n) the act of turning your head left and right to signify denial or disbelief or bemusement


  1. When first broached, the idea of a secular Jewish school caused headshaking among Jewry's three basic factions.
  2. God's Country still comes as a welcome antidote to the headshaking, finger-shaking school of culture critics.
  3. While Dole's stance was unwelcome, there was only the slightest there-he-goes-again headshaking at the White House, for everyone knows that Dole is a special case.


  • Richard Roeper: It’s down to three for top Oscar

    The quirks of the Oscar way always leave us with some headshaking realities. To wit: “Jackass: Bad Grandpa” has more nominations (one, for Best Makeup and Hair) than “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” which features multiple Oscar-winning actors. And: Jonah Hill, whose movie career basically kicked off around 2007, now has more acting nominations (two, for “Moneyball” and now “The Wolf of Wall Street ...
    on February 12, 2014     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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