Definition of Yawning

1. Noun. An involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom. "He apologized for his oscitancy"




2. Adjective. Gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something. "A yawning abyss"
Similar to: Open

3. Adjective. With the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness. "A yawning congregation"
Similar to: Open, Opened

4. Adjective. Showing lack of attention or boredom. "The yawning congregation"
Exact synonyms: Drowsy, Oscitant
Similar to: Inattentive
Derivative terms: Oscitancy, Oscitancy

Definition of Yawning

1. Verb. (present participle of yawn) ¹

2. Noun. The action of the verb yawn. ¹

3. Adjective. That yawns or yawn. ¹

4. Adjective. (figuratively) Wide open. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Yawning

1. yawn [v] - See also: yawn

Medical Definition of Yawning

1. An involuntary deep inspiration with the mouth open, often accompanied by the act of stretching. (12 Dec 1998)

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