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Synonyms for yawning

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    Synonyms:
    oscitancy, oscitance, yawn, yawning

    Antonyms:
    closed, attentive, shut

  2. yawning(adj)

    gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something

    "the yawning mine shaft"; "a yawning abyss"

    Synonyms:
    oscitant, drowsy, yawning(a)

    Antonyms:
    closed, shut, attentive

  3. yawning(adj)

    with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness

    "a yawning congregation"

    Synonyms:
    oscitant, drowsy, yawning(a)

    Antonyms:
    closed, attentive, shut

  4. drowsy, oscitant, yawning(a)(adj)

    showing lack of attention or boredom

    "the yawning congregation"

    Antonyms:
    closed, shut, attentive

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