Definitions

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  • adj. yawning; gaping
  • adj. sleepy; drowsy; sluggish; careless

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Yawning; gaping.
  • adj. Sleepy; drowsy; dull; sluggish; careless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Yawning; gaping.
  • Sleepy; drowsy; dull; sluggish.

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  • adj. showing lack of attention or boredom

Etymologies

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Latin oscitans, oscitantis, present participle of oscitare: compare French oscitant.

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  • "Bryony is not having her first drink of today until 18.00 so the big question is what to do between now and then. The obvious answer is admin, but that is very boring. And also quite hard at this lazy, pre-evening, pinkish, oscitant time of day."

    The Seed Collectors by Scarlett Thomas, p 337

    December 30, 2016