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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agaze, staringadjective

    (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder

    "staring eyes"

  2. arrant(a), complete(a), consummate(a), double-dyed(a), everlasting(a), gross(a), perfect(a), pure(a), sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a), thoroughgoing(a), utter(a), unadulteratedadjective

    without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

    "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth"

Webster Dictionary

  1. staring

    of Stare

Freebase

  1. Staring

    Staring is a prolonged gaze or fixed look. In staring, one object or person is the continual focus of visual interest, for an amount of time. Staring can be interpreted as being either hostile, or the result of intense concentration or affection. Staring behaviour can be considered a form of aggression, or an invasion of an individual's privacy. If eye contact is reciprocated, mutual staring can take the form of a battle of wills, or even a game where the loser is the person who blinks or looks away first – a staring contest. To some extent, the meaning of a person’s staring behaviour depends upon the attributions made by the observer. Staring often occurs accidentally, when someone appears to be staring into space they may well be lost in thought, or stupefied, or simply unable to see. Staring conceptually also implies confronting the inevitable – ‘staring death in the face’, or ‘staring into the abyss’. Group staring evokes and emphasises paranoia; such as the archetypal stranger walking into a saloon in a Western to be greeted by the stares of all the regulars. The fear of being stared at is called Scopophobia.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'staring' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3313

Anagrams for staring »

  1. ratings

  2. tarings

  3. gastrin

  4. gratins

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of staring in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of staring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of staring in a Sentence

  1. Todd Wachtel:

    We all were just kind of staring at( Brady’s name) on the board wondering if anyone was going to do it.

  2. J. R. R. Tolkien:

    There I lay staring upward, while the stars wheeled over... Faint to my ears came the gathered rumour of all lands: the springing and the dying, the song and the weeping, and the slow everlasting groan of overburdened stone.

  3. Isaac Mashman:

    The very answers in which we seek are staring back at us in every reflection.

  4. Kristine Frank:

    I just heard this thump on my bed, and I felt something land in my bed, i opened my eyes and there was this cat in my bed staring at me.

  5. Brittany Young:

    This baby's eyes were open; she was just sitting there staring at me, she didn't cry or anything. I was in shock. I was like, there's a baby here.

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