Oscitancy



[os-i-tuh nt] /ˈɒs ɪ tənt/

adjective
1.
yawning, as with drowsiness; gaping.
2.
drowsy or inattentive.
3.
dull, lazy, or negligent.
/ˈɒsɪtənsɪ/
noun (pl) -tancies, -tances
1.
the state of being drowsy, lazy, or inattentive
2.
the act of yawning
adj.

“yawning,” from Latin oscitans “listless, sluggish, lazy,” present participle of oscitare “to gape, yawn,” from os citare “to move the mouth” (see oral and cite).

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