/ (ˈɒsɪtənsɪ) /
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noun plural -tancies or -tances
the state of being drowsy, lazy, or inattentive
the act of yawning
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Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Official name: oscitation
Derived forms of oscitancyoscitant, adjective
Word Origin for oscitancy
C17: from Latin oscitāre to gape, yawn
Words nearby oscitancy
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How to use oscitancy in a sentence
Its necessary concomitants, are official inattention and oscitancy.Four Early Pamphlets|William Godwin