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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

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  1. ratings

  2. gastrin

  3. gratins

  4. tarings

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  1. Alex
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    Karen
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  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. Derek Liu:

    They're eccentric creatures, some cats, not naming names, do nothing but sit in the bathroom staring at the water in the toilet all day. And they don't respond to you predictably. They come if they want, not if you want them to.

  2. Alexis karpouzos:

    We have no time, we have no space, we are questions that love answers, but the veil of truth don't lift. In the edge of abyss, people really meet themselves, when they're staring at nothingness, and then they understand that we are, birds of passage.

  3. Joe McColluch:

    This motion was kind of a necessity in terms of kind of staring down the barrel at a statute of limitations, and there’s a significant range of questions about whether there is a civil conspiracy case to be made here, and against whom it should be brought.

  4. Anto Bagi?:

    When people are coming back [from a seizure], that’s when they’re at their most vulnerable, it can be scary if the first thing they see is people staring at them or panicking.

  5. Bill Hickey:

    And there it is, staring you right in the face, the strong dollar is going to be bad for us and it’s going to be bad for the U.S. industrial economy.

Images & Illustrations of staring

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