Definition of Staring

1. Adjective. (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder. "Staring eyes"

Exact synonyms: Agaze
Similar to: Open, Opened



2. Adjective. Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers. "The unadulterated truth"

Definition of Staring

1. Verb. (present participle of stare) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Staring

1. stare [v] - See also: stare

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Staring

stargaze
stargazed
stargazer
stargazers
stargazes
stargazin
stargazing
stargazings
stargazins
stargazy
stargazy pie
stargazy pies
starhood
starier
stariest
staring (current term)
staring(a)
staring down
staringly
starings
starjump
starjumps
stark
stark(a)
stark-naked
stark-nakedness
stark bollock naked
stark naked
stark nakedness
stark raving mad

Literary usage of Staring

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1. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (1894)
"said Sea "THEY WERE ALL AWAKE AND staring IN EVERY DIRECTION BUT THE RIGHT ONE." Vitch, and he struck the next walrus a blow with his tusks and waked him up ..."

2. The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1853)
"The staring white bears.—The smoke.—The warm springs.—Attempt to traverse the Wind River Mountains.— The Great Slope.—Mountain dells and chasms. ..."

3. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U. S. A., in the Rocky Mountains and by Washington Irving (1849)
"The staring white bears.—The smoke.—The warm springs.—Attempt to traverse the Wind River Mountains.—The Great Slope.—Mountain dells and chasms. ..."

4. No Name: A Novel by Wilkie Collins (1863)
"I instantly ran into the room, and found Magdu- i len on the sofa in violent hysterics, and Frank , standing staring at her with a lowering, angry face, ..."

5. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton (1913)
""The old hypocrite—she'll tell them everything," Undine murmured, wincing at the recollection of the dentist's assistant from Deposit, and staring miserably ..."

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