yawning has definitions from the fields of biology,medicine
1
[ adjective ] gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something

Examples

"the yawning mine shaft" "a yawning abyss"

Used in print

(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)

Somewhere , beyond , where shadows lurked , must be the yawning pit of which Papa preached and the dreadful Lake_of_Fire .

Related terms

open

2
[ noun ] (biology,medicine) an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom

Examples

"he could not suppress a yawn" "the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop" "he apologized for his ostinancy"

3
[ adjective ] with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness

Examples

"a yawning congregation"

Related terms

open

4
[ adjective ] showing lack of attention or boredom

Synonyms

oscitant drowsy

Examples

"the yawning congregation"

Related terms

inattentive

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