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yawning

[yaw-ning] /ˈyɔ nɪŋ/
adjective
1.
being or standing wide open; gaping:
the yawning mouth of a cave.
2.
indicating by yawns one's weariness or indifference:
The lecturer was oblivious to his yawning audience.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English geniendum. See yawn, -ing2
Related forms
yawningly, adverb
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