Definitions

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  • adjective Prone to yawning.
  • adjective Sounding like a yawn.
  • adjective boring, uninteresting, causing yawns.

Etymologies

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yawn +‎ -y

Examples

  • I am (a) hungry and (b) yawny and (c) worked virtuously all damned day.

    He's about to make you an offer you can't refuse.

  • As NBA teams continue to grovel to Mr. James by unleashing hokey gimmicks the Knicks revived Tony Soprano for a promotional movie; the Cavaliers lined the streets with loyal fans; the L.A. Clippers offered a hard-boiled egg and validated parking the hidden cost is how much the 25-year-old's yawny free-agency waltz is diverting attention from actually interesting sporting events.

    Tale of LeTape: The Weekend's Big Stories

  • So I was marched out and off down the corridor towards the Wing Chapel, tolchocked on the back and the gulliver all the way by one of the chassos, but in a very like yawny and bored manner.

    Where's the show?

  • You can imagine it was like a terrible relief when I'd viddied the last bit of film, and this Dr. Brodsky said, in a very yawny and bored like goloss: "I think that should be enough for Day One, don't you, Branom?"

    Where's the show?

  • She had a thing she did to show impatience, where she dipped her body and tilted her head and went half limp, her mouth showing a yawny oh.

    Underworld

  • She had a thing she did to show impatience, where she dipped her body and tilted her head and went half limp, her mouth showing a yawny oh.

    Underworld

  • Brilliantly translated by Christopher Hampton, directed with hair-trigger timing by 31-year-old Matthew Warchus (who staged it in London), "" Art '' takes that yawny old bore, the play of ideas, and jolts it to life.

    Paint The Town White

  • August 20, 2008 at 6:36 am sank yoo…ai kina feelz liek ai has teh dumb 2dai. nawt enuff sleepiez, tew menny nitemaers frum wachin peeps plaein Contagion las nite. duz we haz a lil yawny faec?

    Thank you… - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Frankly, the thought of Rick Rubin sticking his mitts in there makes me yawny.

    Can Rick Rubin resurrect ZZ Top? | EW.com

  • She had a thing she did to show impatience, where she dipped her body and tilted her head and went half limp, her mouth showing a yawny oh.

    Underworld

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