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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

    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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    gaping

How to use yawning in a sentence?

  1. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus:

    Deem not life a thing of consequence. For look at the yawning void of the future, and at that other limitless space, the past.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I have to keep you people entertained and awake, have you seen Hillary Clinton using a teleprompter …. People starting yawning. It’s a disaster.

  3. The Russian:

    I was even thinking during the match that some of you guys stayed... I heard somebody was yawning though sometimes during the match, i'm sorry, I thought it was quite an exciting match.

  4. Joe Robinson:

    It’s like when you’re hanging out with somebody and that person starts yawning — within a couple seconds you’re doing the same thing, mirror neurons are there because they’re a bonding tool. They’re supposed to help bring us together. But in the case of stress, well, they cause problems.

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