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STARING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does staring mean? 

STARING (adjective)
  The adjective STARING has 2 senses:

1. (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder
2. without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

  Familiarity information: STARING used as an adjective is rare.


STARING (adverb)
  The adverb STARING has 1 sense:

1. with a stare

  Familiarity information: STARING used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STARING (adjective)


Sense 1staring [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder

Synonyms:

agaze; staring

Context example:

staring eyes

Similar:

open; opened (used of mouth or eyes)


Sense 2staring [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

Synonyms:

arrant; utter; double-dyed; sodding; unadulterated; thoroughgoing; staring; pure; perfect; everlasting; consummate; complete; stark; gross

Context examples:

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

Similar:

unmitigated (not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier)


STARING (adverb)


Sense 1staring [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

With a stare

Synonyms:

staring; staringly

Context example:

'quoi?' asked Blanchard, staring


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