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glaring

[glair-ing] /ˈglɛər ɪŋ/
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 of glaring
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English: see glare1, -ing2
Related forms
glaringly, adverb
glaringness, noun
nonglaring, adjective
unglaring, adjective
Synonyms
1. blinding. 2. prominent, patent. See flagrant. 4. loud, gaudy, flashy.
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  • By this illustration the native ferocity of the eighteenth-century caricaturists is glaringly exemplified.

  • In a country like this, the plea of necessity for crime is glaringly impious.

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  • Gordon Hughes made occasional efforts in conversation that were too glaringly irrelevant to the real subject of our thoughts.

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  • Their faces were painted, but not so glaringly as those of the warriors.

    The Riflemen of the Ohio Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Why the Hotel Bellevue hadnt any shade-trees in front; why it was so glaringly hot and dusty and brazen-faced, we didnt see.

British Dictionary definitions for glaringly

glaring

/ˈɡlɛərɪŋ/
adjective
1.
conspicuous: a glaring omission
2.
dazzling or garish
Derived Forms
glaringly, adverb
glaringness, noun
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Word Origin and History for glaringly

glaring

adj.

late 14c., from present participle of glare. Meaning "obtrusively conspicuous" is from 1706.

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