English adjective: yawning
|1.||yawning gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something|
|Samples||The yawning mine shaft.|
A yawning abyss.
|2.||yawning with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness|
|Samples||A yawning congregation.|
|3.||yawning showing lack of attention or boredom|
|Samples||The yawning congregation.|
English noun: yawning
|1.||yawning (act) an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom|
|Samples||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|
|Broader (hypernym)||inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex|