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Từ điển WordNet v3.1 - WordNet Dictionary

I - noun
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
yawn, oscitance, oscitancy
Derivationally related forms:
oscitant (for: oscitancy), yawn, yawn (for: yawn)
reflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex,
inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction

II - adjective
1. gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something (Freq. 1)
- the yawning mine shaft
- a yawning abyss
Similar to:
2. with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness
- a yawning congregation
Similar to:
open, opened
3. showing lack of attention or boredom
- the yawning congregation
drowsy, oscitant
Similar to:
Derivationally related forms:
oscitancy (for: oscitant)

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