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yawningadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈjɔː.nɪŋ/  us   /ˈjɑː-/
used to ​describe a ​difference or ​amount that is ​extremelylarge and ​difficult to ​reduce: There ​existsnowadays a yawning gap betweenrich and ​poor. A yawning ​space or ​hole is very ​wide: a yawning ​crevasse
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