staring


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stare

 (stâr)
v. stared, star·ing, stares
v.intr.
To look directly, fixedly, or vacantly, often with a wide-eyed gaze. See Synonyms at gaze.
v.tr.
To look at directly and fixedly: stared him in the eyes.
n.
An intent gaze.
Phrasal Verb:
stare down
1. To stare at (a person or animal) until that person or animal blinks or turns away.
2. To confront boldly or overcome by direct action: stared down his opponents.
Idiom:
stare in the face
1. To be plainly visible or obvious to (one); force itself on (one's) attention: The money on the table was staring her in the face.
2. To be obvious to (one) though initially overlooked: The explanation had been staring him in the face all along.
3. To be imminent or unavoidable to (one): Bankruptcy now stares us in the face.
4. To be about to experience or undergo (something dire): We are staring bankruptcy in the face.

[Middle English staren, from Old English starian; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

star′er n.

staring

(ˈstɛərɪŋ)
adj
1. gazing curiously
2. having a fixed expression, because of madness, death, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.staring - (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonderstaring - (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder; "staring eyes"
opened, open - used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened"
2.staring - 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"
unmitigated - not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier; "unmitigated suffering"; "an unmitigated horror"; "an unmitigated lie"
Translations

staring

[ˈstɛərɪŋ] ADJque mira fijamente, curioso; [eyes] → saltón; (in fear) → lleno de espanto

staring

adjstarrend attr; staring eyesstarrer Blick
References in classic literature ?
Everything in Marseilles, and about Marseilles, had stared at the fervid sky, and been stared at in return, until a staring habit had become universal there.
Cocky, staring at the open door, was in just the stage of determining whether or not he should more closely inspect that crack of exit to the wider world, which inspection, in turn, would determine whether or not he should venture out through the crack, when his eyes beheld the eyes of the second discoverer staring in.
If I suddenly asked him what he wanted, he would make me no answer, but continue staring at me persistently for some seconds, then, with a peculiar compression of his lips and a most significant air, deliberately turn round and deliberately go back to his room.
I crouched in the bottom of the dingey, stunned, and staring blankly at the vacant, oily sea.
The common round the sand pits was dotted with people, stand- ing like myself in a half-fascinated terror, staring at these creatures, or rather at the heaped gravel at the edge of the pit in which they lay.
I was staring at the strange message which I had scrawled, as he deciphered it, upon a sheet of foolscap on my knee.
Caswall was staring, he kept his eyes fixed and motionless--but not as if he was in a trance.
He gave the captain a glance that meant the boy was dead as plain as speaking, and took his place like the rest of us; so that we all three stood without a word, staring down at Mr.
The young man looked at the hideous, leering face staring about the hotel dining room and was consumed with curiosity.
Strickland was a weird figure as he lay there, thinner than ever, with his ragged red beard and his eyes staring feverishly into vacancy; his illness seemed to have made them larger, and they had an unnatural brightness.
Grief, despair, rage, overwhelmed him--what was any imagination of the thing to this heartbreaking, crushing reality of it--to the sight of strange people living in his house, hanging their curtains to his windows, staring at him with hostile eyes
The informer wiped his brow ruefully as he said it, sitting in his boat and always staring disconsolate.