Definitions

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

Etymologies

yawn +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

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

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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?

  • How yawny was drama queen/spoil sport Carl Levin (D, Mich), with him trying be so serious with "Al Qeada is stronger than ever" and all his "do this vote, or do that vote" bullying?

    Senate Pulls All-Nighter: Unable To Get Up For School

  • I'm yawny today, and have been kind of zoney for a while.

    It's just one of those weeks.

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