Synonyms for oscitance

Synonyms for (noun) oscitance

Synonyms: oscitance, oscitancy, yawn, yawning

Definition: an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom

Usage: he could not suppress a yawn; the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop; he apologized for his oscitancy

Similar words: unconditioned reflex, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response

Definition: an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus

Synonyms: oscitance, oscitancy

Definition: drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning

Similar words: dullness, obtuseness

Definition: the quality of being slow to understand

Similar words: drowsiness, somnolence, sleepiness

Definition: a very sleepy state

Usage: sleepiness causes many driving accidents