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Meaning of word yawning from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

yawning   adjective

Meaning : Gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something.

Example : The yawning mine shaft.
A yawning abyss.

Meaning : With the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness.

Example : A yawning congregation.

Meaning : Showing lack of attention or boredom.

Example : The yawning congregation.

Synonyms : drowsy, oscitant

yawning   noun

Meaning : An involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth. Usually triggered by fatigue or boredom.

Example : He could not suppress a yawn.
The yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop.
He apologized for his oscitancy.

Synonyms : oscitance, oscitancy, yawn