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Synonyms for yawning
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  1. yawn, yawning, oscitance, oscitancyadjective

    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. yawningadjective

    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. yawningadjective

    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)adjective

    showing lack of attention or boredom

    "the yawning congregation"

    Antonyms:
    closed, shut, attentive

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  1. yawningadjective

    Synonyms:
    gaping, oscitant

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  1. List of paraphrases for "yawning":

    gaping

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How to use yawning in a sentence?

  1. Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings:

    There is infection in everything. Even sleepiness can be infectious, and yawning can be infectious. There is even the infection of a time.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Ramon Price:

    He's moving now, he's opening his eyes, he's yawning, he's coughing, he's moving his hands, he's moving his legs, what a miraculous turnaround.


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