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Synonyms for yawn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yawn, yawning, oscitance, oscitancy(verb)

    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"

    oscitancy, oscitance, yawning

  2. yawn(verb)

    utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired

    "The child yawned during the long performance"

    yaw, gape

  3. gape, yawn, yaw(verb)

    be wide open

    "the deep gaping canyon"

    gawk, gawp, yaw, goggle, gape

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. yawn(v. n.)

    gape, oscitate

  2. yawn(v. n.)


How to use yawn in a sentence?

  1. Gerd de Ley:

    When the silent majority opens its mouth it is usually to yawn.

  2. Lewis Grizzard:

    Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.

  3. Robin Armstrong:

    The Comey issue is kind of a yawn, i don't think most people really care about it, to be honest with you. I think regular voters just don't care.

  4. Charles Hendrickson Brower:

    A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow.

  5. Jack Kerouac, On the Road:

    The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing.

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