Definition of noddingly in English:

noddingly

adverb

  • By means of nodding, with nodding; (with reference to knowledge, acquaintance, etc.) in a slight or small degree, to a slight extent.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in ‘George Eliot’ (1819–1880), novelist (real name Mary Ann Evans). From nodding + -ly.

Pronunciation

noddingly

/ˈnɒdɪŋli/