What does staring mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agaze, staring(adj)

    (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), unadulterated(adj)

    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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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

Anagrams for staring »

  1. ratings

  2. gastrin

  3. gratins

  4. tarings

How to pronounce staring?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say staring in sign language?

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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. Kent Chipman:

    He was staring at me and I was staring at him. He knew and I just knew.

  2. Population Modeler Dr Deborah Pardo:

    These icebergs were 40 -60 meters high, 200 meters deep, thousands of years old, so peaceful, but so strong at the same time. It was very cold but most of us were standing outside just staring and hallucinating that it was so stunning.

  3. Kelly Cochran:

    The first time I saw her was in the courthouse, i just remember her staring at me and grinning. I took a deep breath and thought she was the scariest person I've ever seen. I was afraid. I could n’t look at her for the rest of the time I was there testifying. It was like she was … laughing and saying, ‘ Look at what I did. You ca n’t stop me. ’ … She just sat there and grinned.

  4. Tina Bost:

    I'd worked with her more than 25 years and did not know. I heard she was going through things. Staring off into space, giving strange answers, there was an incident where she threatened another employee. I go talk to her and it was like that never happened, like I was out of my mind.

  5. Lexy Saraswate:

    Just her courage, i felt that was the thing: What do you do when you're staring death in the face? She set a goal for herself and accomplished it, even surpassed it. She's an inspiration.

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