yawning

[ yaw-ning ]
/ ˈyɔ nɪŋ /

adjective

being or standing wide open; gaping: the yawning mouth of a cave.
indicating by yawns one's weariness or indifference: The lecturer was oblivious to his yawning audience.

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Origin of yawning

before 900; Middle English; Old English geniendum.See yawn, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM yawning

yawn·ing·ly, adverb

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