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glaring

adjective

Simple Definition of glaring

  • : very obvious or noticeable

  • : shining with a harsh, bright light

  • : having a look of anger

Full Definition of glaring

  1. 1 :  having a fixed look of hostility, fierceness, or anger

  2. 2 a :  shining with or reflecting an uncomfortably bright light b (1) :  garish (2) :  vulgarly ostentatious

  3. 3 :  obtrusively and often painfully obvious <a glaring error>

glar·ing·ly play \-iŋ-lē\ adverb
glar·ing·ness noun

Examples of glaring

  1. a glaring example of racism

  2. <no one missed the glaring spelling error in the title>



14th Century

First Known Use of glaring

14th century

Synonym Discussion of glaring

flagrant, glaring, gross, rank mean conspicuously bad or objectionable. flagrant applies usually to offenses or errors so bad that they can neither escape notice nor be condoned <flagrant abuse of the office of president>. glaring implies painful or damaging obtrusiveness of something that is conspicuously wrong, faulty, or improper <glaring errors>. gross implies the exceeding of reasonable or excusable limits <gross carelessness>. rank applies to what is openly and extremely objectionable and utterly condemned <rank heresy>.


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