Synonyms for yawning

Synonyms for (noun) yawning

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 for (adjective) yawning

Synonyms: yawning, drowsy, oscitant

Definition: showing lack of attention or boredom

Usage: the yawning congregation

Similar words: inattentive

Definition: showing a lack of attention or care

Usage: inattentive students; an inattentive babysitter


Synonyms: yawning

Definition: gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something

Usage: the yawning mine shaft; a yawning abyss

Similar words: open

Definition: affording free passage or access

Usage: open drains; the road is open to traffic; open ranks


Synonyms: yawning

Definition: with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness

Usage: a yawning congregation

Similar words: open, opened

Definition: used of mouth or eyes

Usage: keep your eyes open; his mouth slightly opened