Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun oscitance

2 senses of oscitance

Sense 1
oscitancy, oscitance -- (drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning)
       => sleepiness, drowsiness, somnolence -- (a very sleepy state; "sleepiness causes many driving accidents")
       => dullness, obtuseness -- (the quality of being slow to understand)

Sense 2
yawn, yawning, oscitance, oscitancy -- (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")
       => reflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction -- (an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus)

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