yawning


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yawn·ing

 (yô′nĭng)
adj.
Gaping open; cavernous: a yawning abyss.

yawn′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yawning - an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouthyawning - 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"
pandiculation - yawning and stretching (as when first waking up)
Adj.1.yawning - gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something; "the yawning mine shaft"; "a yawning abyss"
open - affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks"
2.yawning - with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness; "a yawning congregation"
opened, open - used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened"
3.yawning - showing lack of attention or boredom; "the yawning congregation"
inattentive - showing a lack of attention or care; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"

yawning

adjective gaping, wide, huge, vast, wide-open, cavernous a yawning budget deficit

yawning

adjective
Translations
مُتَثائِب، فاغِر
zející
gabende
gapandi
alabildiğine açık

yawning

[ˈjɔːnɪŋ] adj [gap] → béant(e)Y chromosome nchromosome m Y

yawning

adj chasm etcgähnend
nGähnen nt

yawning

[ˈjɔːnɪŋ] adj (fig) (gap, abyss) → spalancato/a

yawn

(joːn) verb
to stretch the mouth wide and take a deep breath when tired or bored. He yawned and fell asleep.
noun
an act of yawning. a yawn of boredom.
ˈyawning adjective
wide open. a yawning gap.
References in classic literature ?
With this speech he commenced a second fit of yawning and again howled like a wolf, as he had at first.
He's got to be sensible, or he'd be springing or lashing out instead of yawning.
The two young gentlemen from the University performed prodigies of yawning, in the intervals of prodigies of billiard playing.
As for the men, it is unnecessary to say that the young ones smoked when they were not yawning, and yawned when they were not smoking.
Higgins begins half singing half yawning an air from La Fanciulla del Golden West.
I will put him to sleep," Mary said to the yawning nurse.
Suppose we change the subject,' the March Hare interrupted, yawning.
They were learning to draw,' the Dormouse went on, yawning and rubbing its eyes, for it was getting very sleepy; `and they drew all manner of things--everything that begins with an M--'
Kutuzov still in the same place, his stout body resting heavily in the saddle with the lassitude of age, sat yawning wearily with closed eyes.
I can't bear heat," remarked the Princess Langwidere, yawning lazily, "so I shall stay at home.
Then," said the Tiger, yawning frightfully, "please to get me about thirty pounds of tenderloin steak, cooked rare, with a peck of boiled potatoes on the side, and five gallons of ice-cream for dessert.
The participants were told to either try to stop themselves from yawning or just let it happen.