Synonyms for oscitancy
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- 1. oscitancy, oscitance, sleepiness, drowsiness, somnolence, dullness, obtuseness
- usage: drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning
- 2. yawn, yawning, oscitance, oscitancy, reflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction
- usage: 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"