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

1 sense of yawning

Sense 1
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)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb yawn

2 senses of yawn

Sense 1
yawn -- (utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired; "The child yawned during the long performance")
       => breathe, take a breath, respire, suspire -- (draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring")

Sense 2
gape, yawn, yaw -- (be wide open; "the deep gaping canyon")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Antonyms of adj yawning

3 senses of yawning

Sense 1
yawning -- (gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something; "the yawning mine shaft"; "a yawning abyss")

INDIRECT (VIA open) -> closed -- (not open or affording passage or access; "the many closed streets made travel difficult"; "our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains")

Sense 2
yawning -- (with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness; "a yawning congregation")

INDIRECT (VIA open) -> closed, shut -- (used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight")

Sense 3
drowsy, oscitant, yawning (prenominal) -- (showing lack of attention or boredom; "the yawning congregation")

INDIRECT (VIA inattentive) -> attentive -- ((often followed by `to') giving care or attention; "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her patient"; "an attentive suitor")

Similarity of adj yawning

3 senses of yawning

Sense 1
yawning -- (gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something; "the yawning mine shaft"; "a yawning abyss")
       => open (vs. closed) -- (affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks")

Sense 2
yawning -- (with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness; "a yawning congregation")
       => open (vs. closed), opened -- (used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened")

Sense 3
drowsy, oscitant, yawning (prenominal) -- (showing lack of attention or boredom; "the yawning congregation")
       => inattentive (vs. attentive) -- (showing a lack of attention or care; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter")

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