Thesaurus > Related Words: yawning

  Words related to yawning

Related / Similar Words: yawn, oscitance, oscitancy

 

Definition:
  • 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 ostinancy";
  • 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";

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    Hyponyms: pandiculation

     

    Derivational Morphology: yawn

     

     
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