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yawning

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈjɔː.nɪŋ/ us    /ˈjɑː-/
used to describe a difference or amount that is extremely large and difficult to reduce: There exists nowadays a yawning gap between fashion and style. A yawning space or hole is very wide: a yawning crevasse
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