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Meaning of "oscitancy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OSCITANCY

From Latin oscitāre to gape, yawn.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OSCITANCY

oscitancy  [ˈɒsɪtənsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OSCITANCY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oscitancy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OSCITANCY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of oscitancy in the English dictionary

The definition of oscitancy in the dictionary is the state of being drowsy, lazy, or inattentive. Other definition of oscitancy is the act of yawning.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OSCITANCY


appetency
ˈæpɪtənsɪ
blatancy
ˈbleɪtənsɪ
competency
ˈkɒmpɪtənsɪ
concubitancy
kɒnˈkjuːbɪtənsɪ
dilatancy
daɪˈleɪtənsɪ
dubitancy
ˈdjuːbɪtənsɪ
excitancy
ˈɛksɪtənsɪ
exorbitancy
ɪɡˈzɔːbɪtənsɪ
hesitancy
ˈhɛzɪtənsɪ
incogitancy
ɪnˈkɒdʒɪtənsɪ
incompetency
ɪnˈkɒmpɪtənsɪ
inhabitancy
ɪnˈhæbɪtənsɪ
intermittency
ˌɪntəˈmɪtənsɪ
irritancy
ˈɪrɪtənsɪ
latency
ˈleɪtənsɪ
latitancy
ˈlætɪtənsɪ
militancy
ˈmɪlɪtənsɪ
patency
ˈpeɪtənsɪ
penitency
ˈpɛnɪtənsɪ
precipitancy
prɪˈsɪpɪtənsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OSCITANCY

oscillating universe theory
oscillation
oscillational
oscillative
oscillator
oscillatory
oscillogram
oscillograph
oscillographic
oscillography
oscilloscope
oscilloscopic
oscine
oscinine
oscitance
oscitancies
oscitant
oscitantly
oscitate
oscitation

WORDS THAT END LIKE OSCITANCY

acceptancy
accountancy
adjutancy
aggressive accountancy
attractancy
concomitancy
constancy
consultancy
executancy
expectancy
exultancy
fancy
financial accountancy
importancy
inconstancy
inexpectancy
instancy
life expectancy
management consultancy
reluctancy
transmittancy

Synonyms and antonyms of oscitancy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «oscitancy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OSCITANCY

Find out the translation of oscitancy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oscitancy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oscitancy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

oscitancy
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oscitancy
570 millions of speakers

English

oscitancy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

oscitancy
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

oscitancy
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

oscitancy
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oscitancy
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্ষীণবুদ্ধি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

oscitancy
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oscitancy
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

oscitancy
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

oscitancy
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

oscitancy
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oscitancy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

oscitancy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

oscitancy
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अस्थिरता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

oscitancy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

oscitancy
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oscitancy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

oscitancy
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oscitancy
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

oscitancy
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oscitancy
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

oscitancy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oscitancy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oscitancy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OSCITANCY»

The term «oscitancy» is used very little and occupies the 192.545 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OSCITANCY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oscitancy

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OSCITANCY»

Discover the use of oscitancy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oscitancy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bible illustrations: consisting of apophthegms [ &c.], ...
When He has them continually in His power and at His mercy, and may right Himself for what hath been done in a moment, yet He spares. What admirable goodness is this ! It is not oscitancy and neglect, as if He took no notice of what men do.
James Lee (M.A.), 1867
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Education of the lower orders. A second letter to Samuel ...
tc the oscitancy and languor of all established Churches, assisted by the corruption and abuses tit which the Romish establishment is particularly liable, would, in all probability, have alienated the greater part of the people from that system.
John Bowles, 1808
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The posthumous works of ... John Howe, ed. by J. Hunt
It is not oscitancy and neglect, as if he took no notice of what men did. On purpose to obviate such an expression, Moses useth that emphati- cal expression, (interceding for offending Israel,) " Let the power of my God be great, according as ...
John Howe, John Hunt, 1832
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Dictionnary of the English Language with Numerous ...
The actions upon the solids are stimulating or increasing their vibrations, or oscillatory motions. Arbulhnot. OSCITANCY. n. s. [pscitantia, Lat.] 1. The act of yawning. 2. Unusual sleepiness; carelessness. If persons of circumspect piety have ...
Samuel Johnson, 1827
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Works of the Rev. John Howe, M.A.: With Memoirs of His Life
It is not oscitancy and neglect, as if he took no notice of what men did. On purpose to obviate such an expression, Moses useth that emphatical expression, (interceding for offending Israel,) " Let the power of my God be great, according as ...
John Howe, 1846
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The works
It is not oscitancy and neglect, as if he took no notice of what men did. On purpose to obviate such an expression, Moses useth that emphatical expression, (interceding for offending Israel,) " Let the power of my God be great, according as thou ...
John Howe, Edmund Calamy, 1835
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Works
It is not oscitancy and neglect, as if he took no notice of what men did. On purpose to obviate such an expression, Moses useth that emphatical expression, (interceding for offending Israel,) " Let the power of my God be great, according as thou ...
John Howe, Edmund Calamy, 1835
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The works of the Rev. John Howe ...
It is not oscitancy and neglect, as if he took no notice of what men did. On purpose to obviate such an expression, Moses useth that emphatical expression, (interceding for offending Israel,) " Let the power of my God be great, according as thou ...
John Howe, Edmund Calamy, 1838
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Letters Written by the Late Right Honorable Philip Dormer ...
May not this possibly proceed from the oscitancy of the writer P To this oscitancy ofv the librarians, we owe so many mistakes, hiatus's, lacunaz, &do. in the ancient manuscripts. It may here be necessary toexplain to you the meaning of the ...
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 1775
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Letters Written by the Late Right Honorable Philip Dormer ...
May not this possibly proceed from the oscitancy' of the writer? To this oscitancy of the librarians, we owe so many mistakes, hiatus's, lacunae, Uc. in the ancient manuscripts. It may here be necessary to explain to you the meaning of the ...
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 1777

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OSCITANCY»

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10 serious-sounding medical conditions that aren't so serious
Your doctor just broke the news to you: you have a bad case of rhinorrhea. Not only that, you've a touch of oscitancy and a bit of sudation, too. «The Week Magazine, Dec 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Oscitancy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oscitancy>. Oct 2020 ».
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