What does oscitancy mean?

Definitions for oscitancy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oscitancy, oscitance(noun)

    drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning

  2. yawn, yawning, oscitance, oscitancy(noun)

    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"


  1. oscitancy(Noun)

    The act of yawning

  2. oscitancy(Noun)

    drowsiness, especially when marked by yawning

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Oscitancy

    os′si-tan-si, n. sleepiness, stupidity.—adj. Os′citant.—adv. Os′citantly.—v.i. Os′citate, to yawn.—n. Oscitā′tion, act of yawning or gaping from sleepiness. [L. oscitāre, to yawn.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oscitancy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oscitancy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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