yawn, yawning, oscitance, oscitancy(adj)
an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom
"he could not suppress a yawn"; "the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop"; "he apologized for his oscitancy"
gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something
"the yawning mine shaft"; "a yawning abyss"
with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness
"a yawning congregation"
drowsy, oscitant, yawning(a)(adj)
showing lack of attention or boredom
"the yawning congregation"
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