glaring

[glair-ing]
adjective
1.
shining with or reflecting a harshly bright or brilliant light.
2.
very conspicuous or obvious; flagrant: several glaring errors in spelling.
3.
staring in a fiercely or angrily piercing manner.
4.
excessively showy or bright; garish.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English: see glare1, -ing2

glaringly, adverb
glaringness, noun
nonglaring, adjective
unglaring, adjective


1. blinding. 2. prominent, patent. See flagrant. 4. loud, gaudy, flashy.
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glare

1 [glair]
noun
1.
a very harsh, bright, dazzling light: in the glare of sunlight.
2.
a fiercely or angrily piercing stare.
3.
dazzling or showy appearance; showiness.
verb (used without object), glared, glaring.
4.
to shine with or reflect a very harsh, bright, dazzling light.
5.
to stare with a fiercely or angrily piercing look.
6.
Archaic. to appear conspicuous; stand out obtrusively.
verb (used with object), glared, glaring.
7.
to express with a glare: They glared their anger at each other.

Origin:
1250–1300; (v.) Middle English glaren; cognate with Middle Dutch, Middle Low German glaren; akin to glass (compare Old English glæren glassy); (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.

glareless, adjective


1. flare, glitter, flash. 4. See shine1. 5. Glare, glower, gloat all have connotations of emotion that accompany an intense gaze. To glare is to look piercingly or angrily: A tiger glares at its prey. To glower is to look fiercely and threateningly, as from wrath; it suggests a scowl along with a glare: to glower at a mischievous child. To gloat meant originally to look with exultation, avaricious or malignant, on something or someone: a tyrant gloating over the helplessness of his victim. Today, however, it may simply imply inner exultation.
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glare1 (ɡlɛə)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to stare angrily; glower
2.  (tr) to express by glowering
3.  (intr) (of light, colour, etc) to be very bright and intense
4.  (intr) to be dazzlingly ornamented or garish
 
n
5.  an angry stare
6.  a dazzling light or brilliance
7.  garish ornamentation or appearance; gaudiness
 
[C13: probably from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch glaren to gleam; probably related to Old English glæren glassy; see glass]
 
'glareless1
 
adj
 
'glary1
 
adj

glare2 (ɡlɛə)
 
adj
chiefly (US), (Canadian) smooth and glassy: glare ice
 
[C16: special use of glare1]

glaring (ˈɡlɛərɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  conspicuous: a glaring omission
2.  dazzling or garish
 
'glaringly
 
adv
 
'glaringness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

glare
mid-13c., "shine brightly," perhaps from M.Du., M.L.G. glaren "to gleam," related by rhoticization to glas (see glass). Sense of "stare fiercely" is from c.1600. O.E. glær meant "amber." Glaring "obtrusively conspicuous" is from 1706.
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Welfare reform has been an obvious success, despite some glaring inadequacies
  in the way the program was put together.
Include anachronisms, obvious misquotes, and glaring mistakes in logic.
But suits in gray silk satin, while nicely made, seemed a glaring commercial
  concession.
The glaring inconsistencies which his colleagues pointed out in his policies
  never dampened his spirits.
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