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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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  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

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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. Michael Tran:

    There is a staring contest between the Russia and Saudis, and everybody else is getting caught in the crossfire.

  2. William Bottke:

    This means that the Earth has fewer older craters on its most stable regions not because of erosion, but because the impact rate was lower prior to 290 million years ago, the Moon is like a time capsule, helping us understand the Earth. We found that The Moon shared a similar bombardment history, which meant the answer to Earth's impact rate was staring everyone right in the face.

  3. George Raitu:

    Millions of people are staring at a wall of expiring support programs, such as the pandemic unemployment insurance and eviction protection, which dampen the brightness of the incoming holiday season, while we see a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel with upcoming vaccines, there is still a big question around whether Congress can come to terms on a new stimulus package to help the country recover from the current economic downturn.

  4. Dave Nadig:

    This is one of the rare cases where the fragmented markets we live in actually serve a purpose, if this happened at (the London Stock Exchange), you would just be sitting staring at a blank screen.

  5. Michael Aloi:

    Seeing just that stream of spray going into their eyes. And then the woman officer just with her head rubbing her eyes, turning away. What did she do that day, other than show up to do her job, staring down thousands of angry people ? and then the officer who is now no longer with us, it's almost surreal, sort of walking in solitude rubbing his eyes on the Capitol steps.

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